Tuesday, September 6, 2016

First modern grocery store opens in Memphis, Tennessee. September 6, 1916.

It was a Piggly Wiggly.

 The interior of the first Piggly Wiggly.

It was unusual as shoppers found the food they were looking for themselves, rather than present their list clerks who found the items for them.  The business plan was revolutionary.

Interior of the first Piggly Wiggly.

1 comment:

Tominscv said...

I've (obviously) always taken grocery stores, or "super markets" for granted. However this post reminds me of self-service gas stations, and how they were thought of at first. Some people loved them, while others wanted someone else to wash their windshields. Very interesting.