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GIRLS REPLACING SHOPMEN SOLDIERS. The woman grocer’s assistant is a product of the war, just as the woman guard lias appeared on the Paris “Metro” railway and as tramway and omnibus conductors in some French provincial cities. A large firm of wholesale provision merchants (Messrs Sainsbury) advertised in Ixmdon for 200 single young women to replace a portion of the 500 of the firm’s employees who liavo joined the colors. The salary offered was £1 a week. Before noon several thousand applications had uccn received. The 200 woman assistants are to bo dressed in white, with white aprons. At first they will only serve pounds of sugar, tea,* and other commodities, but in a fe wweeks they will have learnt how to cut np bacon and deal with the heavier goods of tho grocer’s store. Messrs Lipton, Limited, 400 of whose assistants have joined tho armv, are also filling as many posts ns possible with woman employees.

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Evening Star, Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914

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WOMEN GROCERS. Evening Star, Issue 15644, 7 November 1914