Tuesday, October 28, 2008

We Sell Everything.

We really do sell everything at Wal-Mart. You can even buy toast. Not just any toast, Bimbo brand toast. Obviously Bimbo has a whole different meaning in Mexico than it does in the United States. Because we have such a large Hispanic population in Calhoun, we carry a lot of Mexican products. I have asked a few people what Bimbo means to them, and they have told me it is a bread company. In fact, they were the first Mexican company to sell sliced bread in stores, which they did in 1945. It seems a little odd to us to sell toast, but I am sure toasters aren't quite as wide spread there as it is here. I have been told a lot of their products aren't as sweet as we are used to.

Another odd name I have ran across came when I worked at K-Mart. There I stocked many departments and with the shampoos we sold Placenta brand. I believe it also was a Mexican company, but I could be wrong. I did a web search and found some for sell, but no website and no picture. Retail can be a lot of fun.

1 comment:

Travis said...

Ah, I am very familiar with Bimbo brand products. Yeah their sweet pastries aren't as sweet as to what you would get here.

I remember about 10 years or so ago, there was talk they were going to buy Mrs. Baird's bread.