Food shopping orientations in Turkey. Some lessons for policy makers

Ugur Yavas, Erdener Kaynak, Eser Borak

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Scopus citations


Modernization of food retailing systems will continue to be among the major public policy problems facing the governments of developing countries. Throughout the developing world efforts are instigated by central and local governments to increase the efficiency of distribution systems. Unfortunately, many decisions are made without due regard to an understanding of consumers' food shopping orientations. The article first seeks to determine the grocery shopping habits and life-style orientations of a representative sample of female Turkish grocery shoppers. Second, the implications of the study are presented for policy makers who view introduction of large self-service supermarket-type stores as a panacea of Turkey's food retailing system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)133-140
Number of pages8
JournalFood Policy
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1982


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Development
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

Cite this