5.5 Billion USD: What You Buy When You Wait In Line

August 19, 2012 7:48 am

We spotted this interesting stat today:

“The drudgery of unoccupied time also accounts in large measure for the popularity of impulse-buy items, which earn supermarkets about $5.5 billion annually. The tabloids and packs of gum offer relief from the agony of waiting.”

Statistics Source: NYTimes

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