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Industry Concentration Impacts on Business Strategies Used by Small Produce Wholesalers

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  • Hinson, Roger A.
  • Sinoha, Ramona
  • Reaves, Dixie Watts

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Opportunities for small produce wholesalers are affected by concentration in the supply chain, and availability and use of information technology for cost and service issues. Case studies evaluated perceptions, technology adoption and use, and strategies. Ongoing relationships, contracts and bids were common, and a differentiation strategy was chosen.

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  • Hinson, Roger A. & Sinoha, Ramona & Reaves, Dixie Watts, 2006. "Industry Concentration Impacts on Business Strategies Used by Small Produce Wholesalers," 2006 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2006, Orlando, Florida 35291, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saeaso:35291
    DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.35291
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