On average, we spent 69 minutes shopping for groceries each week, usually across multiple stores, not including transportation time. Although we usually aim for a weekly shop, we average 1.5 grocery shopping trips per week.
If the price of fresh, nutritious food in your grocery store upsets you, learn to shop seasonally. I ask my clients to shop for what's in season in their part of the country. Those items will have a lesser price tag, and be fresher than items being shipped a long distance.
What should be an easy process -- get in line, scan, pay, leave -- is complicated by the fact that a) machines are machines and b) most people are not in fact smarter than the machine and make me question the whole theory of evolution.
Don't let your child's long list of purchase requests hold you back from bringing them to the grocery store. Whether you're restocking the whole refrigerator or just making a quick trip, a little preparation and planning can keep everyone happy, well fed and on budget.