TITLE

Wheels of Fortune

AUTHOR(S)
Ingram, Bob
PUB. DATE
February 2012
SOURCE
Progressive Grocer;Feb2012, Vol. 91 Issue 2, p113
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the shopping cart which evolves with the supermarket industry. It notes that the normal annual market for shopping carts is about 2 million although research estimates show that there are now about 1.4 million new shopping carts sold a year. It indicates the evolution of the shopping cart including the child seats in 1947, sealed wheel bearings in the 50s and plastic basket carts in the 80s. It cites the AMP-17 as the American's best selling supermarket cart.
ACCESSION #
72499731

 

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