Piggly Wiggly.


"Piggly Wiggly what does it mean? Piggly Wiggly I've never seen! Is it a piggy or is it a worm? I'd never touch it might make me squirm! If I shall see one I'll tell you more. Grandmother says it's a grocery store!"

Piggly Wiggly [wiki] was the first true self-service grocery store. It was founded on September 6, 1916, at 79 Jefferson Street in Memphis, Tennessee, by Clarence Saunders. A replica of the original store has been constructed in the Memphis Pink Palace Museum - a mansion that Saunders built as his private residence but later sold to the city.

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I love the PIGGLY WIGGLY. Even though several other chain have come to our town, I continue to shop there, and I always will. I would;however, like a t-shirt that says "I'm big on the pig", and I cannot find one.
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I know this isn't about the store, but did anyone ever have a board game called "Piggly Wiggly"? I had one growing up in the 60's-70's. I've been trying to find another one, but haven't had any luck.
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In SC the Pig is still very popular. We proudly display T-shirts and bumper stickers that say "I'm big on the pig" and "I'm sticking with the pig." In locations that are too small for a Harris Teeter or a Food Lion, there are fine piggly wiggly stores. This year is the year of the pig in the Chinese calendar - let's all go to the Pig.
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