Lifestyle

Breeze through aisles with easy-to-steer trolleys

PUSHING FORWARD: Jodi Clifford, from Woolworths at Stockland Rockhampton, tries out one of the store’s new shopping trolleys which comes with a drink holder.
PUSHING FORWARD: Jodi Clifford, from Woolworths at Stockland Rockhampton, tries out one of the store’s new shopping trolleys which comes with a drink holder. Chris Ison Rokctrolly

EVER struggled through your grocery shopping, trying to balance a coffee or milkshake in one hand while manoeuvring a heavy trolley through the aisles with another?

Struggle no more.

Woolworths has introduced about 400 new trolleys into their Stockland Rockhampton store which include cup holders and new handles for easier steering.

Store manager Jason Robinson said many of their existing trolleys were damaged or broken.

He believes they're the only Rockhampton supermarket with the new trolleys. Only six contractors in Australia service trolleys.

Trolley facts

  • The first shopping trolley was invented by Sylvan Goldman in 1937.
  • The shopping trolley was not immediately successful. Men considered pushing a trolley to be effeminate, while women thought it unstylish and reminiscent of pushing a baby's buggy.
  • In 1947, Goldman improved the shopping trolley design by replacing the folding part with a nested design, so trolleys could be pushed into each other as they are today.
  • Source: http://www.shoppingtrolley.net/

Topics:  stockland rockhampton, woolworths




More than a handful of hearty ambassadors for the region

The region's new Heart Foundation ambassadors

Region strives in ambassador numbers

Caves community speaks out

Caves Country Pub owner Jenny Thompson would like to see more community forums held by councils.

Roads and weed management were on the agenda

Chopper down halfway between Longreach and Blackall

Queensland Fire and Rescue. Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Emergency services attempting to access aircraft crash.

Latest deals and offers


Your Chance to Win

A Holiday to Kingfisher Bay!
Learn More

Hugo and Treats tell of their love for Central Queensland

MC Hugo and DJ Treats buzzed to be at the Tropical Bloom Festival this weekend at Hedlow Creek.

Duo are part of the line up for the Tropical Bloom Festival

Tackling depression through song and story

BUSKER: Brian Musch.

Giving back through song and speech

The Bachelor host: this year's season is a cracker

The Bachelor host Osher Gunsberg.

GUNSBERG says tonight will be "the best night of TV of the year".

Kerri-Anne Kennerley to Sonia Kruger: "Stay brave"

She said her television peer should "stay brave"

Swimwear designer looking for love on The Bachelor

Noni Janur on her first day of filming.

The 25-year-old is one of 22 women vying for Richie Strahan’s heart

Three reasons your mind will be blown this week

Alan Dale and Jacki Weaver in a scene from the TV series Secret City.

THREE shows on Foxtel to make your mind boggle.

You can own this Queensland town for just $1

Yelarbon

Unprecedented auction of town's business centre with no reserve

Work starts on $15M Caloundra apartment building

Turning the first sod at the Aqua View Apartments site in Kings Beach are (from left) husband-and-wife developers Alex Yuan and Stella Sun with construction company Tomkins director Mike Tomkins and Councillor Tim Dwyer.

Developers excited about addition to Kings Beach skyline

Iconic Denison St building sold for close to $1M

The Swan Hotel building in Denison St.

ONE of Rockhampton’s most iconic buildings has been sold

Unique Rockhampton bar hits the market

HOT PROPERTY: Cuban themed bar Chango Chango is up for sale.

Popular Rocky bar hits the market.

72-year-old Coast developer set to start new project

GREEN LIGHT: The Cosmopolitan has been approved for development at Cotton Tree.

Meet the Canberran set to deliver another chapter for Coast suburb

Plans revealed for 1500-lot 'master-planned community'

Precinct will be bounded by Boundary St and Shoesmith Rd