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Retail Demand For Greenhouse Tomatoes: Differentiated Fresh Produce


  • Thompson, Gary D.


Fresh tomatoes are highly differentiated products: greenhouse and on-the-vine tomatoes are the most prominent new kinds of tomatoes. Scanner data were used to estimate a weakly separable, quadratic almost-ideal demand system. Uncompensated elasticities indicate (a) considerable own-price response and (b) substitution of greenhouse and on-the-vine for field-grown tomatoes in several metropolitan areas.

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  • Thompson, Gary D., 2003. "Retail Demand For Greenhouse Tomatoes: Differentiated Fresh Produce," 2003 Annual meeting, July 27-30, Montreal, Canada 21946, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:aaea03:21946

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    1. Cook, Roberta L. & Calvin, Linda, 2005. "Greenhouse Tomatoes Change the Dynamics of the North American Fresh Tomato Industry," Economic Research Report 7244, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service.
    2. Lopez, Jose A., 2016. "A Case Study of U.S. Fresh Tomato Trade among NAFTA Countries," 2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas 230045, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
    3. Lopez, Jose A. & Peckham, Jared A., 2016. "An Analysis of Fresh Vegetables in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area," 2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas 229765, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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