Shopping Cart Day - June 4
Tue, Jun 4, 2024

Shopping Cart Day

Shopping Cart Day is an American holiday dedicated to shopping carts. This handy invention is especially useful when you need to buy a lot of goods. Shopping carts are appreciated by the elderly, pregnant women, and people with disabilities. The holiday is celebrated annually on June 4.


The history of Shopping Cart Day is unknown. The first shopping cart appeared in 1937. It was invented by entrepreneur S. Goldman, who owned a chain of supermarkets in the USA. Essentially, he took the wire baskets then used in stores and attached them to a platform with wheels, resulting in a unique cart.

Over the decades, the cart has evolved to its modern look. It is essentially a large basket at the optimum height, mounted on a chassis. It’s comfortable and easy to operate, and it can hold a lot of groceries and various items that you decide to indulge in while shopping.

Interesting Facts

  • In the early years, the basket was unpopular because men considered it a purely feminine invention, and women found it similar to a baby carriage and did not want to use it.
  • The classic version of the cart known today was also designed by Goldman, but much later, in 1960.
  • In 2004, the British company Tesco introduced a cart with adjustable wheel resistance. It also acted as an exercise machine, requiring the use of force to push it. In about a half-hour walk through a supermarket, it was possible to burn a little more than 200 kcal.

How to Celebrate

Visit supermarkets for shopping and be sure to use shopping carts. You can test how much more shopping you can fit in the cart than in a basket. You can also team up with other people and race the shopping carts. It’s a lot of fun!

Share the holiday on social networks. Ask users how often they use shopping carts in supermarkets.

When is Shopping Cart Day celebrated in 2024?

Shopping Cart Day is observed on June 4 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Tuesday June 4 2024
Wednesday June 4 2025
Thursday June 4 2026
Friday June 4 2027
Sunday June 4 2028
Monday June 4 2029

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