Piggly Wiggly

My oh my, what tangents I follow:

Piggly_Wiggly, the inventor of the self-service grocery store.

Piggly Wiggly was the first to:

  • provide checkout stands.
  • price mark every item in the store.
  • feature a full line of nationally advertised brands.
  • use refrigerated cases to keep produce fresher longer.
  • put employees in uniforms for cleaner, more sanitary food handling.
  • design and use patented fixtures and equipment throughout the store.
  • franchise independent grocers to operate under the self-service method of food merchandising.