Will M.
I've lived in Memphis my whole life thus far. Even though I currently attend the School of Law at Ole Miss (and survived undergrad there), I constantly have my ear to the ground about what's good in the Bluff City.

I also have a keen interest in local non-profit work and development.

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Will M.

Volunteer Odyssey was recently profiled on the ILoveMemphis blog. It in itself is a blog about volunteer experiences, expectations, and opportunities in Memphis. Self-described as a "whirlwind volunteering / blogging tour of Memphis area non-profits specifically designed for those between jobs and searching for their next great opportunity," the bloggers each volunteer at a different non-profit every day of the week. While it's still getting off the ground, Volunteer Odyssey obviously has a lot of heart, thought, and work put into so far.

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Posted Jul 23, 2013
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Will M.

After making some calls and playing email tag for a couple of days, Shakedown has plans on releasing a number of other Memphis-related shirts this year (including the Showboats), and Hieroglyph is in the process of figuring out what all it can and cannot licence from the city's annals. Hopefully they'll pick up some traction and Memphis' newborn status as a grassroots t-shirt Mecca (for Commercial Appeal subscribers: www.commercialappeal.com/news/...) gets even more credibility.

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Grizzlies' success sparks fans creativity with T-shirts, Internet memes

Grizzlies fandom circa 2013 is a parade of organic, grass roots offshoots of the brand proper.

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Posted Jul 23, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 25, 2013

Cool news! Keep us updated.

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 25, 2013
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Will M.

Sorry to double post, but I actually went into the Cash Saver (the former Piggly Wiggly) on Madison yesterday. I was blown away. They easily have one of the best beer selections in town, including domestic, import, and craft, plus their produce looked heads and toes better than I expected. The best thing about it, though, is everything they sell is priced at cost+10%. Beer, produce, general groceries, all priced at cost + 10%. Since I'd gone to attend a free beer tasting, I only walked away with a twelve pack, but I paid $15 after tax for a craft 12 pack that would cost me around $20 after tax anywhere else in the city. Needless to say, I'm going to be giving them my business.

memphiscashsaver.com/our-locat...
ilovememphisblog.com/2013/02/c...

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Posted Jun 25, 2013
Will M.
Will M.
Jun 28, 2013

Piggly Wiggly is affiliated C&S Wholesale Grocers and independently franchised. I'm pretty sure part of the reason it switched from Piggly Wiggly to Cash Saver was to implement this pricing philosophy. The PW was honestly a vastly inferior product than the current Cash Saver.

Posted by Will M. on Jun 28, 2013
MaxPower
MaxPower
Jul 2, 2013

I actually like Kroger. They have been investing in Memphis even though they don't have to ($50 Million in upgraded or new stores in the past year!). Cash Saver won't even hire people to keep the property clean. It's disgusting.

Posted by MaxPower on Jul 2, 2013
Tom K.
Tom K.
Jul 2, 2013

I like Kroger's physical stores as well. They did a really nice job on a new store (Dillons) in a really old neighborhood in Lawrence, Kansas. www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/apr...

Posted by Tom K. on Jul 2, 2013
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Will M.

Piggly Wiggly still exists as a brand, just not in Memphis. Ironically, the Cost Saver on Madison was one of, if not THE last Piggly Wiggly in Memphis until it was rebranded a Cost Saver. There are still Piggly Wiggly's in TN (visit www.pigglywiggly.com/), but it's sad to say that none are left in their home market. I like the idea of taking one of Clarence Saunders' store brands and bringing it back to life though.

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Posted Jun 18, 2013
Gavin Anderson
Gavin Anderson
Jun 18, 2013

Pretty sad. I remember Piggly Wiggly from my home state (Washington), but we don't have them up there anymore, either.

Posted by Gavin Anderson on Jun 18, 2013
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