Archivists help reflect how businesses can help shape communities. "The rest of the archives, stored in the basement of Alexander Library, are more than dry corporate records. Historians say the early days of New Jersey’s supermarkets included family feuds, cut-throat competition, showmanship and important business decisions that helped reshape neighborhoods."
The first self service food shops in Britain were started by the co-operative movement before the end of the Second World War, but few grocers followed this trend. Description from business-school.exeter.ac.uk. I searched for this on bing.com/images