Established in 1916, Piggly Wiggly is one of the leading self-service grocery store chains in the United States. Based in Goodwater, Ala., the firm operates more than 600 stores and franchised locations in 17 states across the United States. It issues Piggly Wiggly franchises to independent grocery retailers. Piggly Wiggly stores offer recipes in various categories, including appetizers, baking, beef, dairy, grains, organic, seafood and soups, among others. The company is an affiliate of C&S Wholesale Grocers Inc.