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Food Retail Market Structure and Produce Purchases in the U.S.

  title={Food Retail Market Structure and Produce Purchases in the U.S.},
  author={Xiaowei Cai and Richard Volpe and Christiane Schroeter and Lisa Mancino},
We are creating a novel dataset by merging IRI household-level purchase records with Nielsen TDLinx store-level data on store location to study the food retail environment and produce purchases. Treating zip codes as markets, we find a number of significant and robust relationships: increased market concentration is associated with decreased produce expenditures. In addition, the presence of most nontraditional store formats such as convenience stores and dollar stores is associated with… 

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