At right is a photo of a store similar to that depicted in the ad, courtesy of westparkhistory.com.
When you entered a Lawson’s store, you knew it would be clean and well-stocked.
According to this Wiki page, Lawson’s originated in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The original store merely sold milk, but eventually grew into a chain of mini-supermarkets that was primarily Ohio-based.
(I posted an ad celebrating the June 1959 opening of the very first Lawson’s in Lorain here. I also posted a October 1959 ad here, a May 1962 Ice Cream ad here, a July 4th 1962 ad here, and a 1966 Dutch Loaf ad here.)
In the mid-1980s, Lawson’s stores in the U. S. were sold to Dairy Mart. Amazingly, the Lawson’s name lives on as a convenience store franchise chain in Japan.
Today, former Lawson’s stores dot the cityscape of many Ohio cities. You can find them repurposed as everything from a pizza joint to a doctor’s office.