Since the shopping cart as we know it was first developed by Orla Watson in 1946 (He invented the nesting shopping cart)…It has become one of the most ubiquitous and commonplace items in the world. So why should we strive to have the same looking carts as everyone else? Aren’t we trying to differentiate our stores? If you look at the original carts from 1946…they look exactly the same as many carts we see today. If you were to walk into a grocery store from 1946, EVERYTHING would look different compared to a store of 2020. What we want customers to experience when they shop our stores have changed over 60 years: We encourage them to sit down and eat, to browse, to grab a cup of coffee, take a cooking a class and much more. But for many stores, shopping carts haven’t kept up with that change. Your checkout registers look mightily different versus those of the 1950s…Why should your shopping carts look like they are from the same era?