Harris Teeter is a line of supermarkets that operates in seven states.
All about Harris Teeter
With over 240 stores in seven states, Harris Teeter is one of the biggest supermarkets on the east coast and in the south. It bills itself as "Your neighborhood food market". One of the services they offer is the Harris Teeter Express Lane, which allows shoppers to pick out their groceries online and then pick them up at their local Harris Teeter location. If you're extra lucky, your local store will even offer home delivery.
If you go to their official website, www.harristeeter.com, you can find lots of great deals in their weekly ad, which features new deals and specials every single week. You can also sign up for their VIC loyalty card or become a member of e-VIC, the online version. Both give you great coupons and send you alerts when prices are good for the items you buy frequently. Don't forget to add Harris Teeter to your favorite stores right here on Tiendeo!
The history of Harris Teeter
Harris Teeter was founded by William Thomas Harris and Willis L. Teeter - hence the name! They actually had separate businesses to start out with, but merged later on. Harris's store opened in 1936, which would become the first Harris Teeter store. Teeter's Food Mart was opened in 1939.
In 1959, Harris and Teeter met and decided they would be stronger together. Today, there are over 240 Harris Teeter locations.
Harris Teeter's history of innovation
Harris Teeter might seem like your average supermarket today, but did you know that this chain of grocery stores has a long history of doing things for the very first time? Let's talk about some of the most interesting ones!
When Harris opened his grocery store, it was the first one in the state of North Carolina that let people pick the groceries off the shelf themselves. Before, you had to make a list, hand it to a clerk, and the clerk would go get all your stuff for you.
Another thing it did that drew customers' attention was that it opened up until 9 p.m. on Friday nights. The done thing at the time was for stores to close at 5 p.m. sharp. That meant that working families could get their groceries, too.
And they were also the first supermarket in Charlotte that had air conditioning for their customers to enjoy!