MacFadyen, J. Tevere
October 1985
American Heritage;Oct/Nov85, Vol. 36 Issue 6, p22
Reports that between 1916, when a maverick entrepreneur in Tennessee opened what is generally thought to have been the first self-service grocery in the United States, and roughly 1960, when supermarkets were selling 70 percent of the nation's groceries, the evolution of the American supermarket irrevocably altered the way Americans lived; Reference to the obituary of Sylvan Goldman, the inventor of the shopping cart; How Goldman got people to use his shopping cart instead of carrying around wicker baskets that filled quickly and became too heavy to carry.


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