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« on: June 16, 2012, 02:53:33 PM »

Steinberg's (later simply Steinberg) was a Canadian supermarket chain led for much of its history by Sam Steinberg. A series of failed investments and the lack of a succession plan set off a power struggle within the family that led to the chain's demise. That struggle was immortalized in a documentary called "After Mr. Sam" which can be viewed at the National Film Board of Canada site:

http://www.nfb.ca/film/after_mr_sam
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2012, 05:33:36 PM »

Steinberg's is an interesting story.  They were so well known that in the province of Quebec, instead of saying: "I'm going to do my groceries" people would say "I'm going to do my Steinberg's".
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2012, 09:25:46 AM »

Steinberg's was founded by Sam Steinberg. 

A fun fact is that Sam's wife was named Helen.

Same names as Sam Walton and his wife Helen for Walmart.
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 02:12:49 AM »

Just for clarification...there was also an OH/KY/IN electronics store chain named Steinberg's, of no relation.

One location in Eastgate, OH...
Former Steinberg's, Eastgate, OH by harvestmanman, on Flickr
Former Steinberg's, Eastgate, OH by harvestmanman, on Flickr

...and one in Alexandria, KY.

The grand opening in June 1993, courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library...


Former Aaron's/Steinberg's Electronics, Alexandria, KY by harvestmanman, on Flickr
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