The patterns and implications of increasing concentration in European food retailing

Dobson, Paul W., Waterson, Michael and Davies, Stephen W. (2003) The patterns and implications of increasing concentration in European food retailing. Journal of Agricultural Economics, 54 (1). pp. 111-126. ISSN 0021-857X

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Abstract

Across the European Union, concentration in food retailing at the national level has been increasing for some time, but increasingly multinational retailers have been extending their international reach. In the process, aggregate concentration has risen sharply over the last few years. In addition, the presence of buyer groups, representing different retail interests, adds to the characterisation of procurement markets as highly concentrated. Also at the aggregate level, cross-border buyer alliances amongst large retailers have emerged. We consider the implications of these features for the changing patterns of retail competition and the impact on food producers, supplier competition and economic welfare.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Responsible Business Regulation Group
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Centres > Centre for Competition Policy
Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Industrial Economics
Depositing User: Vishal Gautam
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2003
Last Modified: 16 May 2023 09:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/16611
DOI: 10.1111/j.1477-9552.2003.tb00053.x

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