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The Piggly Wiggly Corporation was founded in August 1918 (first store opened September 6, 1916) by Clarence Saunders in Memphis, Tennessee. It is a supermarket chain that was operated from Memphis, Tennessee (1918-1944), Jacksonville, Florida (1944-1982), Memphis, Tennessee (1982-2003) and Keene, New Hampshire (2003-present).

The firm was acquired by William R. Lovett in 1939 who transferred the company's ownership to his own firm, Commodores Point Terminal Corporation, in 1944. In 1982 the firm was acquired by Malone & Hyde, Inc. and in 1988 by the Fleming Companies. When Fleming filed for bankruptcy in 2003, Piggly Wiggly was acquired by C&S Wholesale Grocers.

COMPANY NAMES

  • Piggy Wiggly Corporation (1918-2003)
  • Piggly Wiggly, LLC (2003-present)

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