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Buyer Power and Competition in European Food Retailing

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  • Roger Clarke
  • Stephen Davies
  • Paul Dobson
  • Michael Waterson

Abstract

In this book, leading experts in the field examine the effects of the recent growth in concentration in the European food retailing sector. In particular, the book develops a number of buyer power propositions and builds on the previous work of several of the authors, to consider how the growth of large supermarket chains affects competition in food retailing. The authors outline the theoretical and policy analysis underpinning the work and assess evidence on the size and growth of supermarket chains across the EU. Whilst not entirely critical, they suggest that there is strong evidence in some countries that supermarkets use their buying power to impose unfair terms and conditions on suppliers, particularly affecting small suppliers.

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  • Roger Clarke & Stephen Davies & Paul Dobson & Michael Waterson, 2002. "Buyer Power and Competition in European Food Retailing," Books, Edward Elgar Publishing, number 2405, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:elg:eebook:2405
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    1. Colangelo Giuseppe, 2008. "Private Labeling and Competition between Retailers," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 6(1), pages 1-36, July.
    2. Øystein Foros & Hans Jarle Kind, 2017. "Upstream Partnerships among Competitors when Size Matters," CESifo Working Paper Series 6512, CESifo Group Munich.
    3. Perrigot, Rozenn & Barros, Carlos Pestana, 2008. "Technical efficiency of French retailers," Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, Elsevier, vol. 15(4), pages 296-305.
    4. repec:eee:aosoci:v:64:y:2018:i:c:p:17-30 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. Kenneth Fjell & Øystein Foros & Hans Jarle Kind, 2015. "On the Choice of Royalty Rule to Cover Fixed Costs in Input Joint Ventures," International Journal of the Economics of Business, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 22(3), pages 393-406, November.
    6. Allain Marie-Laure & Chambolle Claire, 2005. "Loss-Leaders Banning Laws as Vertical Restraints," Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization, De Gruyter, vol. 3(1), pages 1-25, February.
    7. Johan F.M. Swinnen & Anneleen Vandeplas, 2010. "Market power and rents in global supply chains," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 41(s1), pages 109-120, November.
    8. repec:eee:joreco:v:15:y:2008:i:6:p:443-451 is not listed on IDEAS
    9. Stephen Devadoss & Wongun Song, 2006. "Oligopsony Distortions and Welfare Implications of Trade," Review of International Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 14(3), pages 452-465, August.
    10. Øystein Foros & Hans Jarle Kind, 2008. "Do Slotting Allowances Harm Retail Competition?," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 110(2), pages 367-384, June.
    11. Blažková, I., 2016. "Convergence of Market Concentration: Evidence from Czech Food Processing Sectors," AGRIS on-line Papers in Economics and Informatics, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Faculty of Economics and Management, vol. 0(Number 4), pages 1-12, December.
    12. Paul W. Dobson & Michael Waterson & Stephen W. Davies, 2003. "The Patterns and Implications of Increasing Concentration in European Food Retailing," Journal of Agricultural Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 54(1), pages 111-125.
    13. repec:ags:pdcbeh:264698 is not listed on IDEAS
    14. Jos Bijman & Constantine Iliopoulos, 2014. "Farmers' Cooperatives in the Eu: Policies, Strategies, and Organization," Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 85(4), pages 497-508, December.
    15. repec:pdc:jrnbeh:v:13:y:2017:i:2:p:256-269 is not listed on IDEAS
    16. Reena das Nair & Shingie Chisoro, 2016. "The expansion of regional supermarket chains and implications for local suppliers: A comparison of findings from South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe," WIDER Working Paper Series 169, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    17. Reena das Nair & Shingie Chisoro, 2017. "The expansion of regional supermarket chains: Implications on suppliers in Botswana and South Africa," WIDER Working Paper Series 026, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).

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    Economics and Finance;

    JEL classification:

    • L0 - Industrial Organization - - General
    • D0 - Microeconomics - - General

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