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

Breeze through aisles with easy-to-steer trolleys

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/


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