Now’s (Still) the Time to Shop at ShopRite’s Can Can Sale

It’s July, so that means it’s probably Lobster Fest or Shrimp Fest at Red Lobster (it’s always one or the other, isn’t it?). Well it may be, but actually, it means it’s “Can Can” time at ShopRite.

I remember this being big in the ’80s when I was a kid—and I was not at all surprised to hear the radio spot for it just the other day. (If it ain’t broke…) The annual event started in 1971 as January tradition, then grew into a twice-annual stock-up sale on (you’ve probably guessed), yes, canned goods. (Though, contrary to the name, it also includes non-canned items as well. Boo!) The Summer Can Can, which runs in July, was added in 2002.

The catchy commercial jingle, set to a can-can tune of course, would boast a chorus singing the lyrics:

“Now, Shop Rite does the can-can
Selling lots of brands of everything in ‘Cans.’ Cans!
Today, it’s great to save some cash
So go to ShopRite’s Can Can Bash”

[then it would close out with:]


Now’s the time to shop at ShopRite’s Can Can Bash!
Now’s the time to stock up while the values last!”

You can take a look back at more videos of the commercials through the years at ShopRite’s own youtube channel.

Mashismo

Mashismo was a bicentennial baby and a child of the '80s. He grew into his ears and out of his awkward phase (glasses AND headgear!), but never truly grew up.
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3 thoughts on “Now’s (Still) the Time to Shop at ShopRite’s Can Can Sale

  1. Max Power says:

    That song running in the store drives me nuts on every shopping trip. I cannot understand how anyone survives a shift working there.

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