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Discover the Average number of trips that families make the to Grocery Store each week.
How often you go grocery shopping plays a large part in how much you spend each month on Groceries. The more often you shop, the more you’ll spend on groceries.
Impulse Buys Will Increase
And the more often you set foot in the store, the more impulse items you’ll put in your cart. In the survey, “Where the Rubber Meets the Road,” it was determined that 60% of the items that average shoppers put in their cart are unplanned purchases — impulse buys. If you reduce your trips to the store, you’ll also reduce the number of impulse items you’ll pick up.
Please vote in our Grocery poll.
You are not required to leave any personal information. And we won’t contact you after you share your information. We would like to gather 3000 votes to ensure an accurate sampling.
When we were researching and writing our book, “Cut Your Grocery Bill In Half,” we discovered a couple of studies about our grocery shopping habits.
Here’s what we wrote.
In 2000, A. C. Nielsen produced a study showing that consumers were slightly reducing their trips to the grocery store. The survey revealed the following information:
- 1997: 94 trips per year (1.8 trips per week)
- 2000: 90 trips per year (1.73 per week) in 2000.
In 2008 a Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen survey revealed that the decline in grocery store visits has stopped. Now they have found that Americans are going to the store more than previously: 98 trips per year or 1.9 trips per week.
How often you go to the store will definitely affect your grocery bill.
See How You Stack Up – How Many Times Do You Go to the Grocery Store Each Week?
We want to see if Nielsen and The Food Marketing Institute were correct, so if you have a second, could you place your vote?
This poll was started in 2010 and more than 2000 people have voted. When we moved to a new content management system in 2016 we reset the poll to track current trends. If you’d like to see the results from the previous poll, click here.