Monday, December 26, 2011
Piggly Wiggly, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA
Piggly Wiggly is "America's first true self-service grocery store, and was founded in Memphis, Tenn. in 1916 by Clarence Saunders" according to their website. "In grocery stores of that time, shoppers presented their orders to clerks who gathered the goods from the store shelves. Saunders, a flamboyant and innovative man, noticed that this method resulted in wasted time and expense, so he came up with an unheard-of solution that would revolutionize the entire grocery industry: he developed a way for shoppers to serve themselves."
A pig keeping watch over the shelves.
A popular southern product.
Speaks for itself........
And of course, they sell Piggly Banks.
Their website says that today there are more than 600 Piggly Wiggly stores serving communities in 17 states. All Piggly Wiggly stores are independently owned and operated, and are located primarily throughout the Southeast. But - who would ever guess - that Piggly Wiggly corporate headquarters is in Keene, New Hampshire!! I like Piggly Wiggly - big business with a sense of humor.