Fans of Red and White Grocery

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.

About the Author

  • Garland Pollard

    Garland Pollard is publisher/editor of BrandlandUSA. Since 2006, the website has chronicled the history and business of America’s great brands. He has decades of experience across all media, including newspapers, TV, radio, magazines and the web.

1 Comment

  1. My father operated a Red &White grocery store in Lancaster, Ma from 1954 to 1961. He had purchased it from the previous owner whom he met while delivering Coca-Cola. I worked there as a young boy and recall unloading the delivery truck.

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