Buyer Power and Competition in European Food Retailing

Buyer Power and Competition in European Food Retailing

by Roger Clarke, Michael Waterson, Paul Dobson, Stephen Davies
     
 
Food retailing in Europe over the past couple of decades has witnessed the rise of giant corporations controlling large proportions of domestic sales. Four academics, working in the fields of economics and retail strategy, present 13 chapters that examine theoretical and policy issues relevant to buyer power in food retailing; statistical evidence on the structure of

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Food retailing in Europe over the past couple of decades has witnessed the rise of giant corporations controlling large proportions of domestic sales. Four academics, working in the fields of economics and retail strategy, present 13 chapters that examine theoretical and policy issues relevant to buyer power in food retailing; statistical evidence on the structure of food retailing; and case studies on food retailing in France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Originating from a report conducted for the European Commission under Study Contract IV/98/ETD/078, the contributions collectively find that cross-border operations are expanding, that buyer concentration is for the most part higher than seller concentration, and that mergers are increasing. They suggest that consumers have benefited from this situation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Food retailing in Europe over the past couple of decades has witnessed the rise of giant corporations controlling large proportions of domestic sales. Four academics, working in the fields of economics and retail strategy, present 13 chapters that examine theoretical and policy issues relevant to buyer power in food retailing; statistical evidence on the structure of food retailing; and case studies on food retailing in France, Germany, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Originating from a report conducted for the European Commission under Study Contract IV/98/ETD/078, the contributions collectively find that cross-border operations are expanding, that buyer concentration is for the most part higher than seller concentration, and that mergers are increasing. They suggest that consumers have benefited from this situation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781840646856
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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