2017 Volume 73 Issue 5 Pages I_291-I_299
Recently, subsidence of Commercial Avenue and environs location of large-scale retail store in suburban cities are causing the disparity in store accessibility. As a result, it alarms a burden on peoples' convenience of life.
Therefore, this research focused on food retailers, as it is essential for daily life, and discerned the individual shopping behavior in detail using grocery-shopping survey.
Consequently, the author constructed an evaluation technique examining individual shop selection behavior through the results obtained from the survey. Further, the constructed evaluation technique was applied on Utsunomiya-city as a case study to analyze the time series variation in shopping accessibility. Subsequently, the author quantified the disparity in and out of urbanization promotion area, and was ascertained that the shopping accessibility is progressing overtime in Utsunomiya-city.