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Industry Concentration Impacts on Business Strategies Used by Small Produce Wholesalers

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  • Hinson, Roger A.
  • Sinoha, Ramona
  • Reaves, Dixie Watts
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    Opportunities for small produce wholesalers are affected by concentration in the supply chain, and availability and use of information technology for cost and service issues. Case studies evaluated perceptions, technology adoption and use, and strategies. Ongoing relationships, contracts and bids were common, and a differentiation strategy was chosen.

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    Paper provided by Southern Agricultural Economics Association in its series 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida with number 35291.

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