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By Mike Freeman

ISBN-10: 1609492854

ISBN-13: 9781609492854

The grocery company started as a classy carrier undefined. Random pricing, inconsistent amounts and prescriptive salesmen made grocery procuring burdensome. It took one brash Memphian with unusual imaginative and prescient and unbridled ambition to alter every little thing. Clarence Saunders labored his method out of poverty and obscurity to stumbled on Piggly Wiggly in 1916. With an unparalleled procedure, he nearly invented the concept that of the trendy self-service supermarket. shops flourished, franchises unfold and Saunders made hundreds of thousands. but simply because the ultimate bricks of red Palace--his garish marble mansion--were being laid, Saunders went bankrupt, and he used to be compelled to promote Piggly Wiggly. quite a few new ventures helped Saunders out of financial ruin, yet he by no means duplicated his earlier luck. Memphis historian Mike Freeman tracks the impressive lifetime of this retail visionary.

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