Return A Shopping Carts Month

February 28, 2013

Happy Return A Shopping Cart Month!

Well I don’t know how much explanation is necessary here. If you have stolen a shopping cart the you shouldn’t wait until next February to return it!!! Here are a few facts about shopping carts.

The first shopping cart was returned in 1936 at a Piggly Wiggly

Defense Commissary Agency has approximately 50,000 shopping carts at its 308 stores worldwide. That’s 33 miles of carts placed end-to-end. If you stacked them up, they would rise to about seven times the height of Mt. Everest, but not quite into outer space.

Shopping carts cost $75 to $150 each, depending on size

Carts kept inside can last up to 10 years. Carts kept outside or carts that are subjected to abuse will only last about five years.

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Shopping Carts Around the World!

  • Shopping cart – the United States and Canada.
  • Trolley/shopping trolley – the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and some regions ofCanada.
  • Barrae – Some places in Scotland
  • Carriage/shopping carriage – New England region of the United States.
  • Buggy – Some regions of Canada, parts of the Southern United States  and Pittsburgh; the latter case often being considered a word related to Pittsburghese.
  • Bascart/basket – various regions.
  • Wagon – Hawaii, New England.
  • Caddy – France
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