From supermarket to supermarket to pharmacy to drugstore, the name that has dominated the English language for centuries is the name of a famous food or drink.
But who is the last name of the supermarket owner?
It’s been a long time coming.
The first supermarket to be given a name was the Old Bailey in London’s Southwark district.
In 1689, a grocer named William the Old made his mark by selling apples in the Old Town.
The first shopkeeper to be named in the English dialect was John Thomas in 1590.
And it was the same in 1776 when the King James Bible was written.
By the end of the 19th century, the surname of many famous people had changed.
Sir Henry Ford, who became the world’s biggest car manufacturer, was named after Henry Ford.
Thomas Edison was named for John W. Thomas, the inventor of the lightbulb.
Then, in 1957, a supermarket named after the late Michael Jackson became the name given to the world famous hip-hop group N.W.A.
The name “Tesco” was invented in 1974 by a grocer in Northampton, England.
Its use spread from there, becoming the world-famous supermarket brand.
However, a couple of years later, a small group of supermarket owners were able to force the name change.
They were successful, winning the right to rename the brand in 1977.
But it wasn’t until 2011 that Tesco was given its own name.
Nowadays, most supermarkets are called Tesco, and many people will have never heard of the first store, which opened in the city of Oxford, in 1580.
Tesco was originally named after a local baron, and is now known as Tesco Bar, with the name Tesco being a shortened version of its original name.