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Is Pushing Shopping Carts a Workout

Is Pushing Shopping Carts a Workout? Most people wouldn’t even think to ask that question. Every time we enter a supermarket, we’re presented with an opportunity that extends beyond just picking up our weekly groceries: the chance for a unique, albeit mild, workout. At first glance, it might seem far-fetched to compare gym sessions with […]

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Remembering the Gen X Shopping Cart aka Buggy

Came across an article today about the “generation wars” between the shopping cart. Here in Pittsburgh, we tend to call them ‘buggies’ but that’s a geographic distinction. It seems the smaller, lightweight carts are being labeled ‘Millenial Shopping Carts’ as opposed to the tradition deep basketed carts we are most familiar with. And that makes […]

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Shopping carts keep disappearing from stores

Santa Fe, New Mexico, paid a local contractor $47,000 to round up about 3,000 shopping carts around the city in 2021 and 2022. Fayetteville, North Carolina, spent $78,468 collecting carts from May 2020 to October 2022. Shopping carts keep wandering away from their stores, draining taxpayers’ coffers, causing blight and frustrating local officials and retailers. […]

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