TOP 10 SUPERMARKET INDUSTRY INNOVATIONS OF THE PAST 50 YEARS

Rank & Year Specific1) 1954First frozen TV dinnerIntroduced by Swanson2) 1955First home model of microwave ovenIntroduced by Tappan3) 1962First in-store pharmacyOpened in Baltimore by Giant Food4) 1963First case-ready fresh poultry productIntroduced by a cooperative wholesaler in Mississippi for delivery to local stores5) 1972First use of scanningAt a Marsh supermarket in Dayton, Ohio6) 1976First

Rank & Year

Specific

1) 1954

First frozen TV dinner

Introduced by Swanson

2) 1955

First home model of microwave oven

Introduced by Tappan

3) 1962

First in-store pharmacy

Opened in Baltimore by Giant Food

4) 1963

First case-ready fresh poultry product

Introduced by a cooperative wholesaler in Mississippi for delivery to local stores

5) 1972

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