John Newbery

John Newbery (9 July 1713 – 22 December 1767), called "The Father of Children's Literature", was an English publisher of books who first made children's literature a sustainable and profitable part of the literary market. Continue reading

Child Book Marketing of A Little Pretty Pocket Book

John Newbery marketed a children’s book intended for instruction and amusement, A Little Pretty Pocket Book published in 1744 in London, England. Continue reading

First Retail item Priced by Barcode Scanner

Wrigley's Juicy Fruit package of chewing gum was the first retail item priced by a barcode scanner. Continue reading

China Had First Pawn Shops

Pawn shops existed in ancient China in 1000 BCE and various Mediterranean civilization in 600 BCE. Continue reading

Electrically Lit Store

incandescent Swan lamps were installed in a draper’s shop in 1882, at Newcastle Upon Tyne, England. Continue reading

The First Shopping Mall

The first shopping mall was built in Paris, France in 1790. Continue reading

The First Commercial Vending Machine

Most people thought vending machines were a 19th century thing, but we are all wrong. Continue reading

William Henry “Bill” Gates III

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, investor, author, and philanthropist. Continue reading

Hero of Alexandria

Hero of Alexandria (Greek: Ἥρων[1] ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς, Heron ho Alexandreus; also known as Heron of Alexandria; c. 10 AD – c. 70 AD) was a Greek mathematician and engineer who was active in his native city of Alexandria, Roman Egypt. Continue reading

Vending machines before Jesus’s birth really

Hero of Alexandria described a Vending machine circa 100 BCE. Continue reading