Shopping trolleys
A trolley attached to a bicycle

A shopping caddy or shopping trolley is a large bag on wheels,[1][2][3][4] used for carrying a large amount of shopping home on foot.[5] The bag is typically made from a waterproof fabric, and wicker basket designs are also sold.[5] The trolleys commonly have two parallel wheels on a hand truck style frame (with a handle and stand), but some designs have four or six wheels.

In some countries the trolleys are traditionally regarded as being used by pensioner-age women,[5][6] with granny cart being an American slang term for the four-wheeled wire-framed trolleys,[7][8] which are sometimes used without a bag.[9] In the UK they are known as a granny trolley and are available in foldable versions.[10] In 2023, the Farino Carrier with rollerblade wheels was pitched as a unique new product on Dragons' Den.[11]

See also


  1. ^ Shah, Abha (25 January 2021). "Best shopping trolleys to take to the supermarket".
  2. ^ "Harriet Lane writes in defence of her new shopping trolley". the Guardian. 16 January 2008.
  3. ^ Schneider, Katy (28 June 2019). "The Sleek French Shopping Trolley That's Easy on My Mother's Arms (and Dignity)". The Strategist.
  4. ^ "Annalisa Barbieri: The shopping trolley". the Guardian. 30 June 2006.
  5. ^ a b c "Michele Hanson: I have the perfect alternative to trendy carrier bags. But will my shopping trolley ever be fashionable?". the Guardian. 30 April 2007.
  6. ^ "Elspeth Thompson: The green house". the Guardian. 8 December 2007.
  7. ^ Stapinski, Helene (21 February 2012). "There's a Younger Hand on the Granny Cart". The New York Times.
  8. ^ Freer, Alison (16 April 2019). "The Surprisingly Nice-Looking 'Granny Cart' That Saved My Shoulders". The Strategist.
  9. ^ Noe, Rain (13 October 2020). "A More Functional Design for the Granny Cart". Core77. Retrieved 8 May 2021.
  10. ^ Large, Amber-Louise (7 February 2022). "'I did my big shop in Aldi using a 'granny trolley' and it's changed my life'". MyLondon.
  11. ^ "Dragons' Den is back: Here's where to buy all the products in tonight's episode". The Independent. 5 January 2023.