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Exactly 10,294 customers passed through the new Ford and Lock Bideford store checkouts in the first three days of business.

1972 Ford and Lock Bideford

Mr George Weeks, the manager, reports ‘enormous’ sales in the fresh fruit and vegetables department, including 1,470 cauliflowers. More than 1,000 customers made purchases at the fresh meat counters, on the wines and spirits bar and from the bread shelves, and over twice as much bacon was sold in the three days than was the case in a whole week at Ford and Lock’s old premises in Mill Street.

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