Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login to save this article or follow this journal

SME Food Suppliers Versus Large Retailers: Perspectives in the International Supply Chains

Contents:

Author Info

  • Cosetta Pepe

    ()
    (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata")

  • Fabio Musso

    ()
    (Università degli Studi di Roma Urbino "Carlo Bo")

  • Mario Risso

    ()
    (Università degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata")

Abstract

The market share of international retail chains substantially increased from the beginning of the nineties. The supplier’s market has been adapted to the evolutions of retailers’ market in terms of modified purchasing processes. Due to these changes, the requirements for food industry suppliers grew in number and quality. The paper shows how the relationship between suppliers and retailers is affected by several important changes, above all at international level. In particular, the analysis is focused on the Italian food SME suppliers related with large retailers. In-depth interviews to 89 Italian food SME suppliers have been conducted in 2008. Results have been analyzed and compared to the retailers’ point of view, resulting from public reports (such as Annual report, CSR report, etc.). Considering the selection criteria used by retailers, one of the main results of the analysis is that the growth of small and medium suppliers is stimulated when they operate with international large retailers. At the same time, the pressure on price and the required organizational qualifications lead to a selection process in which smaller manufacturers seem to be the more vulnerable actors.

Download Info

If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
File URL: http://www.economia.uniroma2.it/public/dsi/file/essays/DSI_PepeMussoRisso.pdf
Download Restriction: no

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by DSI - Dipartimento di Studi sull'Impresa in its journal DSI Essays Series.

Volume (Year): 13 (2010)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages:

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:tov:dsiess:v:13:y:2010

Contact details of provider:
Postal: Via Columbia 2, 00133 Roma
Phone: +39 06 7259 5800
Fax: +39 06 7259 5804
Email:
Web page: http://www.economia.uniroma2.it/dsi/
More information through EDIRC

Related research

Keywords: Supplier-Retailer Relations; Italian Food SME; Large Retailers; International Supply Chains;

Find related papers by JEL classification:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Pepe, Cosetta & Musso, Fabio & Risso, Mario, 2009. "Retailers and SME suppliers social responsibility in international supply chains," MPRA Paper 31112, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Musso, Fabio & Risso, Mario & Francioni, Barbara, 2010. "Grande distribuzione alimentare e criteri di selezione dei fornitori nella prospettiva dei piccoli e medi produttori
    [Suppliers selction criteria for large retailers: The small and medium manufactu
    ," MPRA Paper 31353, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2011.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:tov:dsiess:v:13:y:2010. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Mario Risso).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.