Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution,
Edition 1
Edited by John Byrom and Dominic Medway

Publication Date: 09 Nov 2018

Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution aims to close the gap between academic researchers and industry professionals through the presentation of ‘real world’ scenarios and the application of field-based research. The book provides contemporary explorations of food retailing and consumption from various contexts around the globe.

Using a case study lens, successful examples of practice are provided and areas for further theoretical investigation are offered.

Coverage includes:

  • the impact of retail concentration and the ongoing relevance of independent retailing
  • how social forces impact upon food retailing and consumption
  • trends in organic food retailing and distribution
  • discussion of how wellbeing and sustainability have impacted the sector
  • perspectives on the future of food retailing and distribution

This book is a volume in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing series.

Key Features

  • Addresses business problems in in food retail and distribution
  • Includes pricing and supply chain management
  • Discusses food retailing in urban and rural settings
  • Covers both global distribution and entry in developing nations
  • Features real-world case studies that demonstrate what does and does not
About the author
Edited by John Byrom, Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK and Dominic Medway, Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Table of Contents

Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution
The changing nature of food retailing and distribution: using one case to understand many
John Byrom and Dominic Medway
1. Community building strategies of independent co-operative food retailers
Morven G. McEachern and Gary Warnaby
2. Disrupting the giants: How independent grocers respond to the supermarket duopoly in Tasmania, Australia
Louise Grimmer
3. The effect of concentration of retail power on specialist knowledge of retail staff in the food and beverage sector: A case study of wine retail
Rosemarie Neuninger
4. Branding charm or operational basics?
Selcen Ozturkcan and Deniz Tuncalp
5. Factors influencing consumers’ supermarket visitation in developing economies: The case of Ghana
Schmidt Helmut Dadzie and Felix Adamu Nandonde
6. The home as a consumption space: promoting social eating
Donatella Privitera and Rebecca Abushena
7. Supply chain analysis of farm-to-restaurant sales: A comparative study in Vancouver and Christchurch
Hiran Roy, C. Michael Hall and Paul Ballantine
8. The New Institutional Economics (NIE) approach to Geographical Indication (GI) supply chains: A case study from Turkey
Pelin Bicen and Alan J. Malter
9. Patanjali Ayurved Limited: Driving the Ayurvedic food product market
Sujo Thomas, Abhishek and Sanket Vatavwala
10. Organic innovation: The growing importance of private label products in the US
Xiaojin Wang, KATHRYN Boys and Neal H. Hooker
11. Food retailing: Malaysian retailers’ perception of and attitude towards organic certification
Muhammad Azman Ibrahim, C. Michael Hall and Paul Ballantine
12. Inclusive food distribution networks in subsistence markets
Marcos Ferreira Santos and Andres Alberto Barrios Fajardo
13. Food, health and data: Developing transformative food retailing
Hannu Saarijärvi, Leigh Sparks and Sonja Lahtinen
14. Building consumer trust and satisfaction through sustainable business practices with organic supermarkets: The case of Alnatura
Adrienne Steffen and Susanne Doppler
15. Spices of the future: Forecasting the future of food retailing and distribution with patent analysis techniques
Daniel Boller and Johanna F. Gollnhofer
16. (No) time to cook: Promoting meal-kits to the time-poor consumer
Beverley Hill and Sarah Maddock
17. Supermarkets, television cooking shows and integrated advertising: New approaches to strategic marketing and consumer engagement
Michelle Phillipov
18. Premium Private Labels (PPLs): From food products to concept stores
Elisa Martinelli, Francesca De Canio and Gianluca Marchi

Book details
ISBN: 9780081020371
Page Count: 322
Retail Price : £95.95
  • Jaeger and MacFie, Consumer-Driven Innovation in Food and Personal Care Products, Woodhead Publishing, 9781845695675, 2010, $325.00
  • Earle and Earle, Case Studies in Food Product Development, Woodhead Publishing, 9781420072044, 2007, $280.00

The book will be of value to practitioners, academics, and students with interests in the food retailing and distribution industry: marketing, communication, R&D managers in the food sector; academics in the in the food business, agribusiness and consumer science courses; postgraduate and undergraduate students attending business schools, faculties of agriculture and degree courses in food science; entrepreneurs and managers of SMEs in the food sector.