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Retailer Strategies in the Food Marketing Chain: Introduction to the Special Issue


  • Soler Louis-Georges

    (INRA-LORIA. 65 Bd de Brandebourg, 94205, Ivry sur Seine, France)


A good understanding of the current evolution in the retail sector is important for both stakeholders in the food chains and governments who have to design policies regulating competition and supplier-buyer relationships. The papers grouped in this special issue provide insights about three questions raised by that evolution: the impact of private label expansion on national brand prices, retailers pricing strategies, and retailers buying strategies and their impact on upstream producers.

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  • Soler Louis-Georges, 2005. "Retailer Strategies in the Food Marketing Chain: Introduction to the Special Issue," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 1-7, February.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:bjafio:v:3:y:2005:i:1:n:1

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    1. Bliss, Christopher, 1988. "A Theory of Retail Pricing," Journal of Industrial Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 36(4), pages 375-391, June.
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    6. Roger Clarke & Stephen Davies & Paul Dobson & Michael Waterson, 2002. "Buyer Power and Competition in European Food Retailing," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2405.
    7. Walsh, Patrick Paul & Whelan, Ciara, 1999. "Loss leading and price intervention in multiproduct retailing: welfare outcomes in a second-best world1," International Review of Law and Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(3), pages 333-347, September.
    8. Greg Shaffer, 1991. "Slotting Allowances and Resale Price Maintenance: A Comparison of Facilitating Practices," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 22(1), pages 120-135, Spring.
    9. Henrick Horn & Asher Wolinsky, 1988. "Bilateral Monopolies and Incentives for Merger," RAND Journal of Economics, The RAND Corporation, vol. 19(3), pages 408-419, Autumn.
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    12. Bergès-Sennou Fabian & Bontems Philippe & Réquillart Vincent, 2004. "Economics of Private Labels: A Survey of Literature," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 2(1), pages 1-25, February.
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    1. Peter Dannenberg, 2013. "The rise of supermarkets and challenges for small farmers in South African food value chains," ECONOMIA AGRO-ALIMENTARE, FrancoAngeli Editore, vol. 15(3), pages 15-34.

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