Comparing the availability, price, variety and quality of fruits and vegetables across retail outlets and by area-level socio-economic position

  title={Comparing the availability, price, variety and quality of fruits and vegetables across retail outlets and by area-level socio-economic position},
  author={Anna Millichamp and Danielle Gallegos},
  journal={Public Health Nutrition},
  pages={171 - 178}
Abstract Objective To explore whether area-level socio-economic position or the form of retail stream (conventional v. farmers’ market) is associated with differences in the price, availability, variety and quality of a range of fresh fruit and vegetables. Design A multi-site cross-sectional pilot study of farmers’ markets, supermarkets and independent fruit and vegetable retailers. Each was surveyed to assess the price, availability, variety and quality of fifteen fruit and eighteen vegetable… 
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