What drives the purchasing of foods with high sugar? Evidence from Turkey

Sürmeli G., Elshiewy O., Ulengin B.

BRITISH FOOD JOURNAL, vol.121, no.5, pp.1020-1034, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 121 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/bfj-06-2018-0409
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1020-1034
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to examine how the share of expenditure on foods with high sugar is influenced by purchasing behaviour and household characteristics in Turkey. Design/methodology/approach -Food purchases of a large representative sample of Turkish households (n = 10,682) were observed over a two-year time span. A linear mixed effects model is estimated to analyse the drivers of households' share of expenditure on foods with high sugar in a longitudinal setting.