Piggly Wiggly!June 12, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C
I have for a long time been fascinated with the Piggly Wiggly chain of supermarkets since first seeing it on Close Encounters of the Third Kind back in the 70s. Celebrating its centenary, this groundbreaking mostly southern chain was the first self service store in the world. They invented shopping carts, priced items and checkouts. The chain's mascot is a cute pig and tshirts and memorabilia with the pig's face on it are collectors items. So I was thrilled to be at the epicentre of Piggly Wiggly land.
Inside it was a traditional small town grocery store but sold some tshirts and chiller bags which I snapped up.
Wearing them the next day at Vulcan Park, I was asked where i got them from. There seems to be genuine fondness for the brand. One woman asked if she could take a picture. I gladly agreed, only to be disappointed when she asked me to turn around as she wanted the logo on the back. Oh well, will have to postpone my modelling days for a little longer.Read more