With Labor Day fast approaching, countless Americans are preparing to get behind the grill.
So what are the most popular grocery store essentials this time of year? Findings from Instacart, the nationwide grocery delivery platform, may surprise you.
WHY LABOR DAY WEEKEND TRAVEL IS TRICKIER THIS YEAR
"Over Labor Day weekend last year, we saw immense weekly growth for popular BBQ-related items including firewood (+65%), baby back ribs (+59%), and lobster tails (+59%) as people planned outdoor gatherings to celebrate with family," Laurentia Romaniuk, Instacart’s trends expert tells FOX News. "We can expect similar barbecue, picnic, and grill-related items to trend this year in the week leading up to Labor Day, so we’d recommend stocking up on party supplies early to ensure you get everything you need ahead of time."