What influences Latino grocery shopping behavior? Perspectives on the small food store environment from managers and employees in San Diego, California

Jennifer C. Sanchez-Flack, Barbara Baquero, Laura A. Linnan, Joel Gittelsohn, Julie L. Pickrel, Guadalupe X. Ayala

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Abstract

To inform the design of a multilevel in-store intervention, this qualitative study utilized in-depth semistructured interviews with 28 managers and 10 employees of small-to-medium-sized Latino food stores (tiendas) in San Diego, California, to identify factors within the tienda that may influence Latino customers’ grocery-shopping experiences and behaviors. Qualitative data analysis, guided by grounded theory, was performed using open coding. Results suggest that future interventions should focus on the physical (i.e., built structures) and social (i.e., economic and sociocultural) dimensions of store environments, including areas where the two dimensions interact, to promote the purchase of healthy food among customers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)163-181
Number of pages19
JournalEcology of Food and Nutrition
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 3 2016

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Keywords

  • Food environment
  • grocery shopping
  • health behavior
  • Latinos
  • qualitative

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Ecology

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What influences Latino grocery shopping behavior? Perspectives on the small food store environment from managers and employees in San Diego, California. / Sanchez-Flack, Jennifer C.; Baquero, Barbara; Linnan, Laura A.; Gittelsohn, Joel; Pickrel, Julie L.; Ayala, Guadalupe X.

In: Ecology of Food and Nutrition, Vol. 55, No. 2, 03.03.2016, p. 163-181.

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Sanchez-Flack, Jennifer C. ; Baquero, Barbara ; Linnan, Laura A. ; Gittelsohn, Joel ; Pickrel, Julie L. ; Ayala, Guadalupe X. / What influences Latino grocery shopping behavior? Perspectives on the small food store environment from managers and employees in San Diego, California. In: Ecology of Food and Nutrition. 2016 ; Vol. 55, No. 2. pp. 163-181.
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