The internet is a beautiful thing. You are either going to love me or hate me for this one, but if you haven’t explored Miss Moss yet, well, get ready to spend some serious time away from any productive activity you may have had in the books. This one’s a real gem. Miss Moss teamed up with Bon Appétit for this gorgeous (drool) Food & Fashion Mash Up series. Have a look-see.
1937. A Memphis grocer and innovator named Clarence Saunders introduces a revolutionary new concept in shopping for food. This marks history’s first automatic grocery store.
Yes, a system of codes and ticker tape meant that the you didn’t have to schlep around your own groceries.
You viewed your items through windows and inserted tape for coding.
Out spits your final code and your order is processed, as you wait in a lovely holding room.
I laughed to myself, thinking about a system like this in Chicago. Just last week at the Strack, the woman behind me had smoke coming out of her ears because I used a coupon for Athenos yogurt.
Nice try Clarence.
What a Keedoozle.