What Time Are Lines at Your Grocery Store the Shortest? Google’s New Feature Knows the Answer

07/28/2015 at 02:08 PM ET

Google Shopping Feature

Standing in really long lines at the grocery store has plagued us since the beginning of time. It’s our least favorite task of the week—yet it has to be done once pantry goods begin to dwindle in quantity.

What’s an impatient person to do?

Enter Google’s new feature, which might just be consumers’ saving grace when it comes to weekly supermarket shopping and unavoidable cupcake craving.

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Much like real-time traffic reports, the new add-on allows shoppers to view peak shopping times for a particular shop near them and optimal times to go (read: short or no lines).

Getting a hold of the data is as simple as doing a Google search for the grocery store, coffee shop or gym, tapping on the title, and viewing a bar graph that highlights the most popular times people choose to visit said establishment. The stream of information is updated on an hourly basis, giving consumers an up-to-date report on that store’s latest happenings.

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The new feature is set to roll out on Google throughout the next few days.

—Grace Gavilanes

FILED UNDER: Food , Food News

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