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The Story Behind the Supermarkets

William Trucchi Sr. claimed that friendship was the key to his success. He took pride in his dedication to his consumers, often saying, "We know many of our customers. It's important to give them that little extra." He also took pride in his loyal employees and it is philosophy that kept William's dream alive.


The Story Behind the Supermarkets

William Trucchi Sr. claimed that friendship was the key to his success. He took pride in his dedication to his consumers, often saying, "We know many of our customers. It's important to give them that little extra." He also took pride in his loyal employees and it is philosophy that kept William's dream alive.

1928

The story of Trucchi's Supermarkets is that of one man's dedication to making his dream a reality. It was July 1, 1928 when his dream first took flight. At the mere age of sixteen, with $500 he had borrowed from his Italian immigrant parents, William. M. Trucchi Sr. opened his first store on Tremont Street in Taunton, Massachusetts. It was the size of a small house and went under the name Hometown Stores.

1929 - 1931

With hard work and determination William's fledgling business weathered the depression. It was during those hard times that William truly understood the importance of others, as the faithfulness and loyalty of local customers helped sustain his business through difficult times. Often he would extend credit to those who were unable to pay, establishing a bond with his neighborhood patrons.

1932

By 1932 the business started to expand. It became necessary to enlarge Hometown Stores in 1939. The house connected to the store was torn down, and with a new addition in its place the store became twice the size of the original. William remodeled the store once more in 1947 and at this time changed the name from Hometown Stores to Tremont Super Market.

1952

Tremont Super Market grew rapidly. In 1952, with the idea in mind of creating his own distribution center, William decided to purchase R. F. Owens Company, a wholesale grocery company located on Montello Street in Brockton.

1957

The Montello Street building, although adequate at the time, quickly became overcrowded. In 1957 William purchased ten acres of land on Broadway in Raynham upon which he erected a modern warehouse to better service his customers.

1962

Even with the Raynham warehouse, William realized more space was needed. This led to the purchase a building on Chandler Ave. in Taunton in 1962. This same year, Trucchi's Discount Food Store was opened in the center of West Bridgewater. Customers flocked from miles around. After four years of steady growth the need for expansion was apparent. Fortunately for William Star Markets was selling sixty acres of land only a short distance from the old store. Shortly after acquiring this land he built a new, larger, more modern market and named it Trucchi's Supermarket.

1965

With continued growth, the Chandler Ave. building required expansion in 1965.

1967

Taunton's first shopping center was created by William in 1967. In addition to the newly constructed Tremont St. market, it housed a Laundromat, beauty salon, barber shop, pharmacy and sporting goods store.

1971

In 1971 William obtained land and a small store on County St. in Taunton from his brother-in-law Joseph Bisio. The building was razed to make way for another Trucchi's supermarket.

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