For Healthier Groceries, Push a Cart Instead of Carrying a Basket

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When you go grocery shopping, chances are you’re either a cart-pusher or a basket-carrier. I tend to be a basket-carrier, but apparently, there’s a difference in what grocery-goers buy depending on their chosen method of shopping.

According to a recent study printed in the Journal of Marketing Research, shoppers who pushed a cart instead of carrying a basket tended to make better food choices. Researchers watched 136 people as they shopped for groceries and found that those who carried baskets were three times more likely to choose unhealthy foods. Why?


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