Table 1

Eligible store sample and reasons for store ineligibility within each wave

2013 (n)2014 (n)2015 (n)
Total store panel350350350
 Stopped selling tobacco047
 Closed1*610
Total eligible for fieldwork349340333
 No price board displayed736658
 Electronic price board746
Total stores with fixed price boards269270269
 Board alphabetised by brand362834
 Top-listed product not recorded541
 Top-listed price not recorded81310
 Top-listed product not FMC515
Total stores with FMC product listed at top of the price board215224219
 Top-listed FMC not a single pack181414
Total stores with a single FMC product at the top of the price board197210205
  • *Temporarily closed at the time of fieldwork and not able to be revisited before end of month.

  • FMC, factory-made cigarette.