The takeaway from all three studies is that early morning is percieved as the least busy period for grocery shopping — and that conclusion is backed up by foot traffic data. Any time between noon and dinnertime will be busy, with crowds peaking mid-afternoon.
Besides, what is the best day of the week to go grocery shopping?
Final verdict: Wednesdays are best, but Saturday morning also works. To recap, the best day of the week to shop for groceries is Wednesday morning an hour after the store opens for the freshest produce and for when the best deals start (think about it: now you won't have to go back for a raincheck!).
One may also ask, what is the slowest shopping day of the week?
Avoid weekends: Without a doubt, weekends are the busiest days to shop, with Saturday leading the list. Mondays and Tuesdays are the least busy but stores may be out of a lot of items, especially if sales start on Wednesday.
What is the best time to go grocery shopping?
"The best times [are] Wednesdays and Thursdays before 10 a.m. [for] the lowest crowds. Weekends are continuing to be the busiest times, so avoid the weekends if you can when going to the grocery store. "Independent supermarkets tend to be a little less busy than the big-box stores."
What time do most people go shopping?
When is the best time to go shopping? Traditionally, it's been early in the morning or late at night. But with major stores like Walmart, Albertsons and Trader Joe's cutting store hours (and more people working new hours from home), it's harder to tell these days.