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Stormarknader eller närbutiker?: inköpsmönster och butiksval i södra Stockholm
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute.
2002 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

The results from earlier research imply that many

individuals appreciate the existence of food stores in their own residential

area. But the access to a local

food store can be described as a public good which is not possible to

purchase in desired quantities on a

normal market. The reason for this is that one isolated household can not by

itself influence the volume

and quality of the local retail service. Therefore, it is not enough to

register the revealed preferences on

the market, i.e. describe and analyse the actual purchasing behaviour. Some

kind of complementary

stated preference investigations are necessary if the aim is to evaluate the

social consequences of

different store locations. This was done by means of postal questionnaires

with hypothetical questions

about households' choice of stores, together with questions about

socio-economic conditions and actual

purchasing behaviour. The questionnaire was sent out to 2,000 individuals,

living in three city districts in

the Swedish capital Stockholm. The answering frequency was 57 percent. The

results from the study

show that individuals living in the same residential area have different

preferences about the demanded

level of retailing service in the local surroundings. It is possible to link

the differences in preferences to

socio-economic conditions and actual purchasing behaviour. Some prefer local

stores and are willing to

pay for this service, and some prefer to drive their car to more distant

stores and take advantage of lower

prices. It is also clear that the actual changes in grocery retailing

accomodates the preferences of the

minority of individuals in the investigated districts, who prefer to make

most of their grocery shopping in

out-of-town establishments. The large stores attract customers from the

entire city, which implies a

diminishing market for the smaller local stores in residential areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut., VTI meddelande 934 , 2002.
VTI meddelande, ISSN 0347-6049
Keyword [en]
Swedish, Sweden, Shopping centre, Food, Location, Residential area, Household, Choice, Questionnaire, Urban area, Social cost
Research subject
SAB, Managerial economics; Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, Road: Personal transport
URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-4887OAI: diva2:673716
Available from: 2013-12-03 Created: 2013-12-03 Last updated: 2013-12-03

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