Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Canned Foods, A History

Grocery Store, Garland, Texas, opened in 1926
February is national canned food month! The French first invented food canning technology in 1795. The tin can came along in 1815 which then merged with improved canning techniques. Canned foods radically transformed domestic work  relieving women from hot and labor intensive canning practices done typically in July and August. By the 1920s, A&P and scores of smaller regionally based competitors established chains of retail stores with their own food systems and networks. 

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