T-shirts Selling Out Like “Wildfire” at the Local Kroger Supermarket 

By  Cartess Ross

T-shirts for sale at the supermarket??? I went to pick up my blood pressure medicine today at the local Kroger Supermarket Pharmacy today (Kroger is a supermarket chain like Publix, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Foodlion, etc..). As soon as I went past the cash registers, I saw a t-shirt kiosk that was essentially half empty. Upon further inspection, it looked like someone took the time to actually make this t-shirt display kiosk on their own. It look quite good.

It had wheels on the bottom so the kiosk could be moved around easily, and the kiosk sat on top of a base so the unit itself would spin around 360 degrees so you can see all of the t-shirts… I actually made a video of this unit so you can see for yourself.

The quality wasn’t too great because I got the video from my phone – I plan to go back and get a better shot, but you might have to pause the video a few times so you can get an idea as to how this was setup.

As you can see from the video, each design is inserted into it’s own shelf, and it looks like they had the t-shirt design made into a sticker so they could put on the outside so people could see what the design looks like from afar (that’s what caught my attention).

It’s football season again and this person had college football tees setup in these kiosk. As you saw in the video, they simply used Gildan tees and I did see that they had the licensing rights to print those shirts. If they didn’t, I imagine Kroger probably wouldn’t allow them in there.

These units  are expensive to buy, I seen some online ranging from about $1,000 – $1,600. The material used on the one in the video looked like a one-inch particle board, maybe you could make your own!

Here’s one I found online for about $1600: T-shirt Display

But this goes to prove anyone can sell t-shirts if you get your stuff seen. I imagine they’re paying Kroger some type of kick-back (or bribe is what I like to call it). And guess what? You can do the same thing…

Why don’t you go out to some of the local stores/businesses in your town and see if you can bribe them into letting you put up a kiosk in their store… That business owner is already spending a fortune in advertising/marketing to get clients into his store — this is your opportunity to get y our t-shirt designs seen by his customers, on HIS dime!


I found a supplier who is selling this way cheaper than the $1,600.00 asking price from the link above… He’s ordering me some to have on hand to be shipped, should be available for shipment within a weeks time.

If you want one, I can get you one for $895 plus $99 shipping & handling (it’s big and heavy, I’m not making any money from the shipping) — in fact, here’s a photograph of what you’ll get!

E-mail me if you want one shipped out to you!

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  • Blueangel says:

    Pressure Medication? ? ? ? Cartess you must start eating healthy, come on, we need you helping us with the tshirt business for a long time………………….no more subway sandwiches for you young man!!!!

  • You’re right… I’ve started to eat healthier and my goal is too lose 50 pounds this year 🙂

  • I’ve seen a display just like this (Texas themed tees) in my local Kroger. I’ll have to go back and look to see if it’s the same company.

  • Never tried it… Heat transfers are generally used on 100% cotton, or on a 50/50 mix of cotton and polyester. Meaning that transfers can be used on fabrics that are made of 50 to 100% cotton and 0 to 50% polyester. Some transfers can also be used on 50 to 100% polyester, spandex, rayon and other fabrics. In general, polyester can’t withstand as much heat as cotton, gotta watch how much heat you apply to the fabric while doing your transfer. 65% polyester and 35% cotton — I’ve never done it, so I can’t really tell you yes or know.

  • Can you tell me a good company that can print quality graphics on transfers?

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