First Market Bank is literally one of a kind: It is the only U.S. bank majority-owned by a grocery company, Ukrop’s Super Markets Inc. in Richmond, Va.

The 27-store chain was established in 1937 and does things the old-fashioned way, as does First Market. For instance, branch employees pitch in to bag groceries and carry them to customers’ cars.

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