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The Expansion of Food Retail in Developing Countries and Its Effects on the Hunger Index


  • Wells, Patricia Bryn
  • Saghaian, Sayed H.
  • Osborne, William


This paper presents an empirical analysis of the relationship between the expansion of food retailing in developing countries and hunger index. Our analysis found mixed results between the expansion of food retailing and hunger index for four different countries. These results demonstrate possibilities for food retail expansion in developing countries.

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  • Wells, Patricia Bryn & Saghaian, Sayed H. & Osborne, William, 2013. "The Expansion of Food Retail in Developing Countries and Its Effects on the Hunger Index," 2013 Annual Meeting, February 2-5, 2013, Orlando, Florida 142630, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea13:142630

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