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Evolving food retail environments in Thailand and implications for the health and nutrition transition

Banwell, Cathy; Dixon, Jane; Seubsman, Sam-ang; Pangsap, S.; Kelly, Matthew; Sleigh, Adrian

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OBJECTIVE: An investigation into evolving food retail systems in Thailand. DESIGN: Rapid assessment procedures based on qualitative research methods such as interviews, focus groups discussions and site visits. SETTING: Seven freshmarkets located in the four main regions of Thailand. SUBJECTS: Managers, food specialists, vendors and shoppers from seven freshmarkets who participated in interviews and focus group discussions. RESULTS: Freshmarkets are under economic pressure and are declining in...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBanwell, Cathy
dc.contributor.authorDixon, Jane
dc.contributor.authorSeubsman, Sam-ang
dc.contributor.authorPangsap, S.
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorSleigh, Adrian
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-08T04:03:14Z
dc.date.available2013-10-08T04:03:14Z
dc.identifier.issn1368-9800
dc.identifier.issn1475-2727
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/10590
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: An investigation into evolving food retail systems in Thailand. DESIGN: Rapid assessment procedures based on qualitative research methods such as interviews, focus groups discussions and site visits. SETTING: Seven freshmarkets located in the four main regions of Thailand. SUBJECTS: Managers, food specialists, vendors and shoppers from seven freshmarkets who participated in interviews and focus group discussions. RESULTS: Freshmarkets are under economic pressure and are declining in number. They are attempting to resist the competition from supermarkets by improving convenience, food diversity, quality and safety. CONCLUSIONS: Obesity has increased in Thailand at the same time as rapid growth of modern food retail formats has occurred. As freshmarkets are overtaken by supermarkets there is a likely loss of fresh, healthy, affordable food for poorer Thais, and a diminution of regional culinary culture, women's jobs and social capital with implications for the health and nutrition transition in Thailand.
dc.description.sponsorshipNHMRC (National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia)
dc.format20 pages
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.publisherNutrition Society
dc.rightshttp://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/issn/1368-9800/ Archiving status of pre-print is unclear. Author may archive post-print and Publishers Version/PDF in institutional repository following a 6 months embargo period. Authors retain copyright. Published source must be acknowledged with citation - from SHERPA/RoMEO site (as at 8/10/13)
dc.sourcePublic Health Nutrition 16.4 (2013): 608-615
dc.source.urihttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=8852508
dc.subjectfreshmarkets
dc.subjectsupermarkets
dc.subjectlow income
dc.subjectnutrition transition
dc.subjectThailand
dc.titleEvolving food retail environments in Thailand and implications for the health and nutrition transition
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesThis study was supported by the International Collaborative Research Grants Scheme with joint grants from the Wellcome Trust UK (GR071587MA) and the Australian National Health and Medical Rearch Council (268055), and as a global health grant from the NHMRC (585426).
dcterms.dateAccepted2012-07-26
dc.date.issued2012-10-01
local.identifier.absfor111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4226546xPUB7
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.cambridge.org/
local.type.statusAccepted Version
local.contributor.affiliationBanwell, Cathy, ANU, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
local.contributor.affiliationDixon, Jane, ANU, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
local.contributor.affiliationPangsap, S., Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Thailand
local.contributor.affiliationKelly, Matthew, ANU, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
local.contributor.affiliationSeubsman, Sam-Ang, Sukhothai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Thailand
local.contributor.affiliationSleigh, Adrian, ANU, National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/585426
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/268055
dc.relationWellcome Trust UK ID:GR071587MA
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage1
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage8
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S1368980012004223
local.identifier.absseo920499 - Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2015-12-08T02:53:05Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84874730497
local.identifier.thomsonID000315688700006
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