Thursday, February 4, 2016

Piggly Wiggly

Piggly Wiggly On February 4, 1928, the Star Bulletin noted that three men arrived from the mainland to open Hawai‘i’s first chain grocery store; it was situated on Beretania Street at Keʻeaumoku, a “large crowd attends the Piggly Wiggly opening.” The entry of Piggly Wiggly initiated the first national chain grocery store into the Islands; with it came a new way of food shopping. Piggly Wiggly stores (established by Clarence Saunders in Memphis in 1916) are widely credited with introducing America to self-service shopping, revolutionizing the grocery industry. Instead of a clerk to assist individual customer needs behind a counter, there were open aisles, open shelves with individually-packaged products to select from, shopping baskets and check-out stands.

Click link below for more images and information:

No comments:

Post a Comment