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Food-A-Rama was a Baltimore, Maryland based supermarket chain of 48 stores. The stores were located in Maryland and Washington, DC. They consisted of Food-A-Rama, Super-Super, Cost-Saver Warehouse, and Basics Food Warehouse stores. When the company was sold in 1985 to Super Rite Foods of PA, it was the second largest supermarket chain in Baltimore, MD behind Giant Food. After the sale, stores were bought and sold eventually changing all the store banners to Metro Food Markets. Super Rite and Basics/Metro Food Markets were acquired by Richfood Holdings in 1995. Richfood Holdings was sold to Supervalu Inc. in 1999. Supervalu has since folded Metro Food Markets into the Shoppers Food Warehouse chain based in Lanham, MD.


  • Supermarket News – March 1976 – January 1985
  • Food World Magazine – January 1979 – January 1985
  • Food World Magazine – January 1995 Special Issue
  • Jeremy Diamond – Local supermarket historian

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