A Great American Invention: The Supermarket

September 17th, 2010

Shopping CartSupermarkets did not exist prior to the 20th century. Free parking and the invention of the automobile ignition switch were key factors in their rise, and the lower prices during the Great Depression helped as well. The shopping cart was a relative latecomer to the scene, not being invented until 1937. The linked article explains all this and more.

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