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Certified Grocers Unisex Retro T-shirt

Certified Grocers Unisex Retro T-shirt

Regular price $26.00
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Certified Grocers, with its iconic chubby little butcher as a mascot, was a well-known name around the greater Chicago area. However, Certified Grocers wasn't your typical supermarket chain. Rather Certified was a cooperative of hundreds of independent grocers working together to compete with the big chains in Chicago — namely National, A&P and Krogers. In 1940, some 50 small, mom-and-pop grocery stores banded together and formed the Certified Grocers brand as a way to to harness the buying and advertising power of a larger chain, while maintaining their individual ownership. The Certified chain grew and the Certified name lasted for decades — in later years, it was known under the banner Certisaver Supermarkets. In 2008, Certified merged its roughly 200 stores with the Central Grocers cooperative and, alas, the Certified Grocers brand disappeared.

• 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side-seamed construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Blank product sourced from Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, Honduras, or the US

This product is made especially for you as soon as you place an order, which is why it takes us a bit longer to deliver it to you. Making products on demand instead of in bulk helps reduce overproduction, so thank you for making thoughtful purchasing decisions!

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