Description of the image

The image shows the inside of a supermarket, in the form of a square, viewed from above.

Along three walls, down, right, top and top corner of the fourth wall , fridges and freezers are located, usually to maintain the optimum condition for keeping perishable products, which expire faster, like dairy products, sausages or fruits and vegetables.

They are represented by elongated rectangles, aligned to the walls, full in relief.

In the center there are three main districts, divided by two and highlighted by rectangles filled in relief, marked by an empty, horizontal line.

Between the districts there are corridors, spaces intended for the circulation of customers with carts or shopping baskets.

At the ends of the districts there are other shelves with products, represented through small squares full in relief.

On the left side are located two cash registers, where the selected products are placed on a tape, to be scanned by the cashier and paid, finally, by the buyer.

These are represented by an empty square on the top left, respectively the place of the cashier, joined by a rectangle filled with texture of oblique and parallel lines, representing the shopping treadmill.

The cash registers on the left are delimited by the rest of the shop by metal bars, highlighted by two vertical lines and thickened, placed next to each cashier, on the right.

At the bottom, left, is a buyer with a cart placed on his right side.

Historical data

The supermarket is an urban commercial space where consumer goods are sold in self-service system. Products sold in supermarkets have a wide variety, from food and household products to clothes and perfumes. In many cases, supermarkets are part of national or international chains (networks). Supermarkets generally offer affordable products and try to make a profit through the large mass of products sold.

Supermarkets have corridors between districts, through which customers can move with shopping carts or baskets. The districts may be with foodstuffs kept at room temperature or frozen, with fresh fruits and vegetables, with beverages or household items.

Payment is made at checkout with cash or cards. Some of the supermarkets have their own card which the buyer can use to receive offers.

Generally, supermarkets are equipped with large parking lots to facilitate access to the store [bibliography 1].

The first supermarket appeared in Romania in Bucharest only in 1995 – this being the Mega Image Lizeanu placed on the Stefan cel Mare rooad number 226 [bibliography 2]. The first supermarket in the world had already appeared in the US in Memphis, Tennessee in 1916 and was called Piggly Wiggly [bibliography 3].


  1. Wikipedia, disponibil online la accesat la 21 octombrie 2019
  2. Retail & FMCG, disponibil online la accesat la 21 octombrie 2019
  3. Time, disponibil online la accesat la 21 octombrie 2019

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