Category:
Retailing

Easy Does It:  Canned Goods Rule



The bad-acid-trip Good Fairy of Canned Vegetables talks about marketplace disruptions and paradigm shifts, and serves as Cupid. Be sure to enjoy the suicidal tomatoes plunging to their canned goods deaths.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Sep 23, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Business, Advertising, Corporate Mascots, Icons and Spokesbeings, Products, Retailing, Food, Cartoons, 1940s

Live Burros By Mail!



I want these at the Spencer's Gifts location in my local mall!

From THE ELKS MAGAZINE for October 1954.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 24, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Animals, Retailing, 1950s

Greatest Shoplifter Ever?

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Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Sun Nov 29, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Crime, Retailing, 1980s

Car Vending Machine


Thousands of dollars to buy a car, hundreds more to travel to the location, picking up your new car from a vending machine priceless.

Posted By: patty - Sat Nov 14, 2015 - Comments (8)
Category: Buildings and Other Structures, Retailing, Transportation

The Front Line:  Supermarket Checker



Soldiers in the war on shoppers! I mean, soldiers helping shoppers!

Look at how much more intelligence was needed for this job then, compared to this age of scanners and credit cards.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Oct 20, 2015 - Comments (7)
Category: Food, Work and Vocational Training, Retailing, 1960s

Party At Kroger

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Kroger is expanding the number of stores that offer craft beer on tap for tasting and for sale in growlers, like the ones pictured above. Now cops can start setting up DUI checkpoints up the street from the local grocery store.

Posted By: patty - Mon Aug 31, 2015 - Comments (3)
Category: Retailing, Alcohol

Genitalia Vandalism

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Genitalia vandalism, the funniest phrase I have ever seen, is how they refer to someone going through an Ikea drawing penises on everything, in Denmark. Not the first definition I'd have thought of but it works. Also, no, it was not some kid who was bored while mom shopped. A 31 year old grown man went through an Ikea and drew 30 penises on various items in the store. Bet his Mama is proud.

Posted By: patty - Tue Aug 25, 2015 - Comments (4)
Category: Stupid Criminals, Retailing, Genitals

Rampaging Bible Seller

A Bible salesman who wouldn't take no for an answer.


Source: The Massillon Evening Independent - Nov 6, 1957

Posted By: Alex - Tue Jul 07, 2015 - Comments (13)
Category: Religion, Retailing, 1950s

Breaking Bad Toys

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Toy'sR Us is going to carry Breaking Bad action figures and accessories which include bags of pretend crystal meth. I think the pretend crystal meth should be pop rocks!

Posted By: patty - Mon Oct 20, 2014 - Comments (12)
Category: Cult Figures and Artifacts, Drugs, Products, Retailing, Can't Possibly Be True

Frog Protection

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It is always embarrassing when a credit card is declined, but one would imagine even more so when you are the leader of the free world. Good thing Michelle had his back. I guess he ordered the frog legs.

Posted By: patty - Sat Oct 18, 2014 - Comments (7)
Category: Retailing, Couples, Goofs and Screw-ups

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