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Table 1 Sample characteristics of the 170 included supermarkets from 8 countries

From: Does the availability of snack foods in supermarkets vary internationally?

Country City/region No. Supermarket chains audited (n) Dates of audit
Australia Melbourne 35 Coles (16), Woolworths (19) Sept 2010 – Nov 2010 & Feb 2011
Canada Montreal (18); Toronto (10) 28 Food Basics (1), Highland Farms (1), IGA (2), IGA Extra (2), Les Marchés Traditions (1), Loblaws Superstore (1), Longo’s (1), Marché Ami (1), Métro (8), Métro Plus (2), Michael-Angelo’s (1), No Frills (1), Price Chopper (1), Provigo (4), Super C (1) Nov 2011, Jan 2012 & June 2012
Denmark Copenhagen and surrounding areas 18 Fakta (4), Fotex (1), Irma (3), Lidl (1), Netto (3), Rema 1000 (1), Spar (1), Superbest (3) Aug- Sept 2011
Netherlands Amsterdam 20 Albert Heijn (20) May – June 2011
New Zealand Wellington 10 Countdown (3), New World (5), Pak n Save (2) July 2012
Sweden Stockholm 19 Coop (8), ICA (11) July 2011 & June 2012
United Kingdom Oxford 8 Co-op (1), Marks and Spencer (1), Sainsbury (3), Tesco (2), Waitrose (1) Feb 2012
United States of America Columbia (14); Philadelphia (9); Bethesda/Washington DC (9) 32 Acme (1), Bi-Lo (3), Bottom Dollar (1), Fresh Grocer (2), Fresh Market (1), Food Lion (5), Giant (4), Harris Teeter (2), Kroger (1), Piggly Wiggly (3), Safeway (4), Sams (1), Save a Lot (1), Shop n Bag (1), Superfresh (1), Trader Joes (1) June-July 2012