Getting distracted at the grocery shop is inevitable. There are temptations around each flip: brightly colored sale signs! Sample tables! New flavors of seltzer! You might think that maintaining your nose in your smartphone—scrolling thru podcast episodes, calling your mom—might save you you from getting sucked in by the current grocery’s advertising and marketing ploys. But it seems that if you’re noodling around on your cellphone in the store aisles, you could become spending more than you bargained for.
Don’t believe me? Two recent research provides evidence that using your cellphone for duties unrelated to your shopping list result in spending greater at the grocery store. This difference is essential: if you use buying list apps or rely upon your favorite keep’s app to test the circular, you’re unlikely to be afflicted by the sort of distraction that affects your spending. But the instant you click on on that text message notification that pops up even as you’re c