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Posted by J.J. on Saturday, December 05, 2009 at 17:09:56 :

In Reply to: Re: Littleman Groceterias posted by Dennis O'Rorke on Monday, June 16, 2008 at 09:48:38 :

: : Does anyone remember Littleman "Groceterias"? This was a small supermarket chain active in 1939-40 (probably before and after), either in San Francisco or nearby. I'm trying to determine where their stores were located. Thanks for any help!

If you google Littleman Stores, San Francisco, you will get this:


FYI, I worked for Littleman Stores, in the early 1960s. I understand they had a store on Castro, corner of 18th St. during WWII, and they could get butter (which was rationed), which led to their success. I vaguely remember that store.

The main office was on California Street, in the Laurel Village shopping center. I worked with the advertising manager, Bob, who was the greatest boss I ever had. I think he stayed with Littleman>Cala Foods>Kroeger chain for a long time. I also worked with the Sundry manager, Mr Hoffman, who was a very nice older man.

They had several stores in San Francisco, such as on 18th & Collingwood, Polk St(?), seems to be one on Geary or the Fillmore, and down the peninsula (such as Sunnyvale). There were, maybe, about 15 stores.

The owners were Jewish. I mention that because my name sounds Jewish and I've always thought that might be why I was hired. I had a good job and have no idea why I left, except that perhaps I was young and stupid.

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