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Table 5 Differences in healthiness, percentage discount and minimum purchase amount between traditional and discount supermarkets

From: Healthy or Unhealthy on Sale? A cross-sectional study on the proportion of healthy and unhealthy foods promoted through flyer advertising by supermarkets in the Netherlands

  Healthiness*** % Discount Minimum purchase
  Preference Rare   
  Mean SD % of total within supermarket Mean SD % of total within supermarket Mean SD Mean SD
Traditional 129 26.04 33.3% 245 44.00 63.3% 27.9 12.1 1.54 0.76
Discounter 71** - 19.0% 284** - 75.9% 21.4 7.38 1.19** 0.46
  1. Significant difference vs traditional supermarkets *P < .01; **< .001.
  2. ***Occasional group is disregarded because it is redundant.