Discount Chains and Brand Policy
AbstractRetail chains are observed in many industries. The question addressed here is whether retail chains can exploit buyer power by excluding some brands. In a theoretical model with two differentiated producers and a single retailer, we show that a retailer will require exclusivity (exclude a brand) if the brands are sufficiently symmetric in demand potential.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 191.
Length: 16 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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INDUSTRY ; RETAIL MARKETING ; DISTRIBUTION;
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