Posted: July 13, 2018

In a forthcoming paper, we use three different datasets to characterize differences in purchasing patterns across income levels and rural-urban status of food shoppers in the Northeastern US.

By triangulating primary data from shoppers' intercept surveys, and secondary data from two large datasets, one of household food purchases and the other of food expenditures, we identify purchasing decisions which both support previous findings and reveal the need for additional research in this area.