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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Red Owl Collectible Toys

Today in contracts class we discussed that classic promissory estoppel case, Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores, Inc., 26 Wis. 2d 683, 133 N.W.2d 267 (1965).  In connection with teaching the case, I did some research on the internet.  Although I had hoped to learn about the history of the Red Owl grocery chain, that information mostly eluded me.  Redowl But, on the bright side, I did find a number of collectible toys bearing the Red Owl logo.  Apparently the Red Owl store is a popular component of midwestern Christmas displays. 

[Miriam Cherry]

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