THIS WEEK IN SUPERMARKET HISTORY

May 17, 1954news in SN on May 17, 1954, was a survey of 19 cities, the 1954 Consolidated Consumer Analysis of Buying Habits, which indicated more families were buying their groceries on Monday through Thursday. Sound familiar? That's because in 2002, the acceleration of that buying trend is again noteworthy. For years, conventional wisdom has held that the biggest shopping days are Saturday and Sunday.

May 17, 1954

news in SN on May 17, 1954, was a survey of 19 cities, the 1954 Consolidated Consumer Analysis of Buying Habits, which indicated more families were buying their groceries on Monday through Thursday. Sound familiar? That's because in 2002, the acceleration of that buying trend is again noteworthy. For years, conventional wisdom has held that the biggest shopping days are Saturday and Sunday. That's when promotions were planned, events were staged and sales were target

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