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50 events that made retail history

Cheapism Logo By Jeff Rindskopf of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 51: The rapid-fire technological innovations of the 20th century gave rise to a new kind of culture, around the products we consume. Companies are constantly trying to patent and market the next big thing, resulting in a never-ending cycle of much-hyped product launches -- some that leave an imprint on the retail world for years to come.

REDEFINING RETAIL

The rapid-fire technological innovations of the 20th century gave rise to a new kind of culture, around the products we consume. Companies are constantly trying to patent and market the next big thing, resulting in a never-ending cycle of much-hyped product launches -- some that leave an imprint on the retail world for years to come.

Click ahead to read about 50 events that shaped retail history.

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