King Kullen Honors Their 85 Years of Success this August

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After decades of dedicated service, the supermarket celebrates their anniversary company-wide.

King Kullen, America’s First Supermarket, is celebrating 85 years of serving the Long Island community this August. Founded by Michael J. Cullen in 1930 and recognized by the Smithsonian Institute as America’s First Supermarket, King Kullen changed the grocery and food industries forever.

Still family owned and operated, the Cullen & Kennedy families have created a culture of caring while building their business. Offering fresh food at fair prices in convenient locations has helped them expand from a single leased garage to 36 stores throughout Long Island. King Kullen would like to thank their many loyal customers and thousands of hardworking past and present employees for helping to contribute to 85 years of success.

Loyal Bay Shore shopper Sandy Heller explains, “I shop King Kullen because it is not just a supermarket, it is an extension of my neighborhood & family. Love the employees, service is excellent, store is clean and the shelves are always full.”

King Kullen plans to maintain its growth by continuing to be an innovator in their industry. “Long before the local food movement took off, King Kullen was already purchasing local farm products from East End farmers that continue to be shipped fresh to King Kullen stores throughout Nassau and Suffolk today,” said Karen Rivara, president of the Long Island Farm Bureau. “Their commitment to carrying local produce has benefitted the farming industry as well as King Kullen’s customers.”

About the Company:
Headquartered in Bethpage, New York, King Kullen Grocery Co., Inc. is recognized by the Smithsonian Institution as America’s first supermarket. Michael J. Cullen opened the doors of King Kullen in 1930. Today, four generations later, King Kullen is still family owned and operated. It remains a leader in the supermarket industry. From that very first store in 1930, King Kullen today operates 36 supermarkets and five Wild by Nature stores across Long Island. In addition to traditional grocery, King Kullen features a large catering and prepared foods department, freshly-baked breads and sweets, and healthy and organic areas, with pharmacies in many stores as well.

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