The first store to carry the name Piggly Wiggly, which opened in Memphis in 1916, is also considered to be the nation's first self-service grocery store, according to Since then the Piggly Wiggly banner has been franchised to hundreds of independent stores, including its largest franchisee by store count, Piggly Wiggly Carolina, Charleston, S.C. The spirit of innovation reflected in that inaugural Memphis store continues to manifest itself in Piggly Wiggly Carolina, known ...

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