Clarence Saunders is credited with inventing a model for selfservice grocery retailing

Clarence Saunders is credited with inventing a model for self-service grocery retailing.

SN Hall of Fame 2013: Clarence Saunders

Innovation and foresight led to the creation and success of Piggly Wiggly

Clarence Saunders’ star turn in the supermarket industry limelight was brief, but the founder of Piggly Wiggly left a lasting legacy.

In the six years that he operated his chain of self-service grocery stores in Memphis, Tenn., from 1916 to 1922, Saunders arguably did as much to shape the modern food-retailing industry as anyone before or since.

His self-service, cash-and-carry stores introduced

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