A new study found we now spend an hour and 26 minutes grocery shopping every week . . that's THREE TIMES longer than 10 years ago, when we spent 38 minutes.   We spend more time today because there are more choices, we work harder to figure out bargains, and we read nutrition labels.

SO BASICALLY, we're wasting our lives wandering around grocery stores.   A new study found we now spend an hour and 26 minutes grocery shopping every week . . . that's THREE TIMES longer than we did 10 years ago, when we spent 38 minutes.  So . . . what's taking us so long?  The study found the five main reasons grocery shopping has become a marathon.  Check 'em out . . .

1.  There are more choices on the shelves than ever before.

2.  We spend more time trying to figure out good bargains or how to "extreme coupon" our way to big discounts.

3.  Grocery stores are bigger than they used to be.

4.  We're more budget conscious ever since the recession, and spend more time calculating what we're spending as we go.

5.  Now we spend time reading nutrition labels.

So now , I turn to you, affable reader.  How often do you go to the supermarket or the grocery store? Once a week? Once a month? Once a day? Do you always find yourself going back sooner than you want because you run out of something? Does your supermarket always seem to be out of something you want? Do you pick a specific cashier when you go? Do you avoid a specific cashier? Why? Do you leave your cart in the parking lot or are you one of the ones who will actually walk it to where the carts are kept?  Tell me all about it and we'll share your answers on the air!

Groceringly yours,

Behka