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U.S. Shoppers’ Access to Multiple Food Stores Varies by Region

Alana Rhone and Michele Ver Ploeg

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2019, vol. June 2019, issue 05

Abstract: ERS researchers recently calculated distances between households and the nearest and third-nearest food stores. Distance to the third-nearest store gives a sense of consumer choice and the competition facing the nearest store. The median distance to the third-nearest food store for the overall U.S. population was 1.7 miles in 2015; for rural residents, this distance was 6.1 miles.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Food Security and Poverty; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.302715

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