Can Holiday: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day – March 29


Origin

1939 by Rick Segal of Poinciana, Florida, in honor of his parents’ hat shop business in Everett, MA, called Ruth’s.  According to Segal, “It later developed into a women’s specialty clothing store and moved to Medford, MA, increasing in size to 10,000 square feet with over $2 million dollars revenue until it closed in 1997.”

How to Celebrate

The idea behind National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day is to go forth and support local small business.  It is difficult for small business owners to compete in today’s marketplace.  If you spend your money at local businesses, not only are you helping to build their businesses, but you are fueling the local economy and contributing to helping the uniqueness of the presence of a local treasure.  If you know of any Mom and Pop businesses that are exceptional, let everyone know who they are in the comments below.

The Can

1980s Ma's Red Pop Soda Can

1980s Ma’s Red Pop Soda Can

To honor this day we are featuring the 1980s Ma’s Red Pop Soda can.  It is a red can of a fruity soda that also represents “Ma” and “Pop”.

Happy National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day (3/29)!

Photo used by permission of CanMuseum.com