ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. – Thanks to our friend Johnnie Hubbel who tells us of her love of Red & White supermarkets. Johnnie (we call her LOU!) went into the one in Red Oak, N.C. and found a big bin of Necco Wafers, rock candy and Chick-O-Stix. If you want to see a photo, click above on her name, and you will be sent to a photo from Bunny Tomerlin’s website, which we sure wish she would update.
Johnnie pays it a compliment. “It is low, old school. I am in heaven.”
When she was growing up in Warrenton, N.C., up until the 1980s, Red & White still delivered groceries. The men of the town went back and visited the butcher area, and had a drink. Apparently, there are still Red & White markets in Charleston, Savannah and Rocky Mount, N.C.
Red & White is a brand of Federated Group Grocers; they operate a cooperative service for grocers of all kinds.
We post a photo from Andrew Bain of Richmond, my old hometown ’til I left for palm trees in Sarasota. One of his sillier ones; look at his portfolio for all sorts of signs and stuff.
Below, a video from WRAL that shows the store at Christmas.