The J.M. Fields discount mart chain is difficult to categorize. It began in New England, as one of the post-war era's converted textile mill discount emporiums. Originally known as Enterprise Stores, the company adopted the J.M. Fields moniker in the early 1950s. Philadelphia-based Food Fair acquired J.M. Fields in August 1961 and -by the mid-1960s- had built seventy-nine locations in the Eastern United States; many operated with an adjoining Food Fair supermarket. All Fields stores had been shuttered by June 1979.
*ASHLEY PLAZA MALL, Charleston, SC (1972)
*NEWINGTON MALL, Newington, NH (1974)