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dc.contributor.advisorUmberger, Wendy Jeanne-
dc.contributor.advisorStringer, Randy-
dc.contributor.authorToiba, Hery-
dc.description.abstractIndonesia is experiencing a dramatic growth in the number of modern food retailers, such as hypermarkets, supermarkets and mini-markets. Given this, policy makers are concerned about the impact of ‘modern food retail penetration’ or ‘supermarket penetration’ on Indonesian food chain participants. The primary objective of this thesis is to analyse, in an urban Indonesian context, the relationship between modern food retail penetration and changes in food shopping behaviour and dietary patterns. Data from a survey of 1,180 urban households from three Indonesian cities: Surabaya, Bogor, and Surakarta, are scrutinized to shed light on these issues. The first analysis focused on factors that help explain consumers’ shopping behaviours. In this respect, the frequency of shopping for food at modern versus traditional retail outlet formats was examined. Findings show that traditional food retailers are still used most frequently by the majority of consumers. Consumers who shopped more frequently at modern food retailers tend to have higher incomes, more education, more assets, credit cards, and higher concerns about nutrition information labels and food safety. Conversely, price-sensitive consumers were more likely to shop at traditional food retailers. The second study expanded upon consumer’s choice of food retail format and examined the determinants of consumers’ food expenditure shares in both modern and traditional food retail formats. The results of econometric analysis confirm that consumers who had the highest probability in spending more on food in modern food retailers were consumers with children under 5 years old, a high-income, education, and asset as well as concerned about safety. On the other hand, sensitive-price consumers were more likely to patronize in traditional food retailers. The third analysis extended to the knowledge the effect of food expenditure shares at modern food retailers on diets and health outcomes. The results of OLS and Instrumental Variables regressions suggest a negative and significant relationship between the share of food expenditure at modern food retailers and the healthiness of consumer food purchases even after controlling for other characteristics (e.g., age, gender, education, income) that may also contribute to food consumption decisions. The final chapter summarises the key findings and provides policy recommendations and opportunities for future research.en
dc.subjectsupermarket revolutionen
dc.subjectdiet qualityen
dc.titleA study of the relationship between modern food retail penetration and urban Indonesian consumers' food shopping behaviour, consumption and dietary patternsen
dc.contributor.schoolGlobal Food Studiesen
dc.description.dissertationThesis (Ph.D.) -- University of Adelaide, Global Food Studies, 2015en
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