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The Food Emporium
is a chain of grocery store
A grocery store is a store that retails food. A grocer, the owner of a grocery store, stocks different kinds of foods from assorted places and cultures, and sells these "groceries" to customers. Large grocery stores that stock products other than food, such as clothing or household items, are...
s originally part of Shopwell Inc. Acquired in 1986 by The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P, is a supermarket and liquor store chain in the United States. Its supermarkets, which are under six different banners, are found in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. A&P's liquor stores, known as...
(A&P), The Food Emporium operated approximately 30 stores as of December 31, 2010, in Manhattan
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, Westchester County, New York
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, and Fairfield County, Connecticut
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. The New York City stores were converted from the A&P brand when the parent company re-branded its NYC stores as The Food Emporium or Waldbaum's
Waldbaum's is a supermarket chain with stores on Long Island, in the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, and one store in Connecticut. It began in 1904 as a shop run by Sam and Wolf Waldbaum in Brooklyn. Their nephew, Izzy, emigrated to America and joined the business....
The Food Emporium is well-known for its "Someone Made a Store Just for Me" radio jingle.
After A&P purchased the Kohl's Food Stores chain in Wisconsin
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest. It is bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital is...
, many of those stores were re-branded as Kohl's Food Emporium; new stores were opened as such. The Food Emporium remained the primary format of the Kohl's stores until the Wisconsin chain ended in 2003.
The Food Emporium company should not be confused with the Food Emporium food court at the Westfield San Francisco Centre
Westfield San Francisco Centre is an upscale, urban shopping center located in San Francisco, California, managed by the Westfield Group and co-owned by Westfield and Forest City Enterprises. It is anchored by Nordstrom and Bloomingdale's, and includes a Century Theatres multiplex, a Bristol...
; the latter is related to The Emporium department store.
In Canada, A&P used the Food Emporium
name for upscale locations of its Dominion store division into the mid-1990s.