Private Labeling and Competition between Retailers
AbstractThis paper studies the effect of private labeling on retailer competition -an issue neglected in literature until now. Once implemented, private labeling may well be less favorable to society than previously thought because it can encourage consolidation of the retail industry. Either with linear pricing (when goods are not loose substitutes) or with wholesale price discrimination (when goods are not loose substitutes), the vertical channel is inclined to promote a retail monopoly while consumers prefer some retail competition. This conflict of interest would not arise in the absence of private labeling.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by De Gruyter in its journal Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization.
Volume (Year): 6 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (July)
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