Formal and informal agreements between small food stores and food and beverage suppliers: Store owner perspectives from four cities

Joel Gittelsohn, Guadalupe X. Ayala, Heather D’angelo, Anna Kharmats, Kurt M. Ribisl, Lesley Schmidt Sindberg, Susan P. Liverman, Melissa N. Laska

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Objective: To understand the agreements between small food store owners and food and beverage suppliers and how they shape stocking and promotion of unhealthy products. Design: 72 in-depth interviews. Setting: Four US cities (Baltimore, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Durham, San Diego). Subjects: Owner/managers of small food stores. Results: Most owners had informal agreements with food/beverage suppliers, including reduced costs of specific foods, tied to sales; and provision of brand-dedicated display racks and refrigerators/freezers. Informal agreements were used as a form of control by some suppliers. Conclusions: Understanding agreements between small food stores and food/beverage suppliers is needed for intervention and policy development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-14
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 10 2018

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Keywords

  • agreements
  • food stores
  • obesity
  • Qualitative research
  • stocking
  • storeowner perspectives

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Formal and informal agreements between small food stores and food and beverage suppliers : Store owner perspectives from four cities. / Gittelsohn, Joel; Ayala, Guadalupe X.; D’angelo, Heather; Kharmats, Anna; Ribisl, Kurt M.; Schmidt Sindberg, Lesley; Liverman, Susan P.; Laska, Melissa N.

In: Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 10.01.2018, p. 1-14.

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Gittelsohn, Joel ; Ayala, Guadalupe X. ; D’angelo, Heather ; Kharmats, Anna ; Ribisl, Kurt M. ; Schmidt Sindberg, Lesley ; Liverman, Susan P. ; Laska, Melissa N. / Formal and informal agreements between small food stores and food and beverage suppliers : Store owner perspectives from four cities. In: Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition. 2018 ; pp. 1-14.
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