The Vending Machine Supermarket, 1948. Welcome to the the first fully automated grocery store in the United States; a most futuristic shopping experience that the world just wasn’t ready for… We’re in Memphis Tennessee, 1948, at the Keedoozle store, a vending machine concept developed by the man behind Piggly Wiggly, Clarence Saunders, who had patented the concept of the “Self-Serving Store” in 1917.
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