Despite the growth of online retail, shopping at brick-and-mortar stores remains a powerful draw for even tech-savvy customers. For example, many customers still like to examine certain items, e.g., fruits, vegetables, clothing, etc., prior to purchasing such items. Customers who make purchases at physical stores often create shopping lists on their mobile devices. With user permission, the techniques of this disclosure detect the user’s location (or navigation plan) to determine if items on the shopping list are available at physical stores in proximity to the user’s current or immediate-future locations, and notify the user appropriately.

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