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Who Invented the Shopping Cart? 8 months ago

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With the emergence of the automobile, home refrigeration, and the supermarket in the early 20th century, retailers soon realized they had a problem – people now were willing to purchase large quantities of food at once, but had no effective means of comfortably carrying everything they wanted around the store. In the early 1930s, the general solution was to have people carry around baskets… Needless to say, something needed to be done. While today the solution to the problem seems obvious, in the 1930s, it wasn’t and it would take about two decades of iterations before the modern shopping cart would finally emerge.

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