"Did you know that?"
Welcome to the RetailGuide facts and trivia page on the Internet!
The world of retail is filled with a fun and fascinating history. This page presents a quick list of
retail facts and trivia from one of the world's most important industries. Did you know that...?
Baseball cards were first manufactured in 1951. The first company to produce these collectible
favorites of children and adults alike was Topps.
The Mall of America in Minnesota, attracts more visitors annually than Walt Disney World,
Graceland and the Grand Canyon combined.
The "M's" in M&M's candy stand for Mssrs. Mars and Murrie, who developed the popular
candy during the war in 1941.
The Volkswagen Beetle, icon of the anti-war, flower-power 1960's, was originally introduced
as a car designed for the masses in Germany by Hilter's Reich in 1935.
Coca Cola, the omnipresent soft drink and cultural symbol, was invented by a pharmacist
from Atlanta, Georgia, Dr. John Pemberton, in May of 1886.
The name of the Michelin man, composed of tires from head to toe, is Bibendum.
The 1873 patent received by Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis for putting rivets in their
denim apparel was titled "Improvement in Fastening Pocket-Openings." This
simple improvement was the key component of what are known as Levi's jeans.