groceteria

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groceteria

(ˌɡrəʊsəˈtɪərɪə)
n
a grocery store in which customers pick up products from shelves and pay for them on leaving the store, as opposed to one in which they are served by a shop assistant
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Woolworth and Loblaw Groceterias, depended heavily on window displays to lure passing pedestrians into their shops.
But just as new words are accepted, old terminology falls by the wayside such as the 1902 entries groceterias (a grocer) and noodle (a stupid person).
However, by 1960, this dynamic was being severely tested by supermarkets, or groceterias (as they were commonly known in Canada in the 1950s).
Wages in Toronto's grocery stores, including Loblaw Groceterias, Tamblyn, Dominion, and A & P, were generally around 10-22 cents per hour.