Trivia

Hard

Many Of The Modern Aspects Of Grocery Shopping Were Pioneered By Which Of These Stores?

Wal-Mart
Walgreen's Pharmacies
Ralphs
Piggly Wiggly

Answer: Piggly Wiggly

Think about the modern experience of shopping in a big grocery store. If you reduce it to the simplest components, what are they? You’ve got items on shelves that you can pick yourself. Those items are individually tagged with prices. You put those items in a cart that you wheel around with you. Finally, you take the items in the cart up to a checkout lane and a clerk collects them and rings up your order.

Every single one of those core elements of the modern grocery shopping experience was introduced in the Piggly Wiggly chain of grocery stores in the early 20th century. In fact, the success of the first store (opened in 1916) and the subsequent locations was so great that other stores quickly copied the model used at Piggly Wiggly. The 1920s and 1930s saw a complete overhaul in the entire industry thanks to the pioneering designs found in Piggly Wiggly stores.

Although there are only a little over 600 locations now (down from the prime of the franchise in the early 1930s when they had 2,660), the impact the franchise and its founder Clarence Saunders had on the industry is enormous.

Trivia

Hard

What Is the Best Selling Video Game Console Of All Time?

Trivia

Hard

Around The World, It Is Traditional To Include What When Giving A Knife As A Gift?

Trivia

Very Hard

Bears In Yellowstone National Park Get A Significant Number Of Calories From Eating?

Trivia

Easy

Which Of These States Is Not Part Of The U.S. “New England” Region?

Trivia

Hard

A Spider In The Amazon Jungle Is Unique In That It?

Trivia

Hard

The Strongest Candidate For An Alien Radio Transmission Is Referred To As?

Trivia

Hard

Which Of These Films Led To Increased Popularity And Sales Of Wayfarer Sunglasses?

Trivia

Easy

Which Best Selling Author Used Their Initials To Appeal To Young Male Readers?

Trivia

Easy

What Unorthodox Piece Of Equipment Was Used In The Manufacturing Of The First Nike Shoes?