In 2015 we find ourselves in the middle of what might be called a “supermarket war” as the different chains fight for our affections. Back in the 60s and 70s things were somewhat simpler.
For one thing the idea of a supermarket was relatively new and our photographs show that these places looked more like can, bottle and tin warehouses rather than shops.
A man checked out with a mini-trolley in 1966 and our view from 1977 is a scene of complete tranquillity.
Totally different from the stampedes that we so often see today.
In 1964 this woman reached up to the top shelf to select a pre-decimalisation tin of condensed milk. Over fifty years later we are still doing much the same thing but the competition to pull us in has become much fiercer.