How Effective Are Shopping Cart Wipes?

In the era of heightened awareness about hygiene and cleanliness, one question that frequently pops up in public discussions is the effectiveness of shopping cart wipes. These seemingly simple tools have become a staple at the entrances of grocery stores, malls, and supermarkets. But just how effective are they in keeping germs at bay? Recent […]

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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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