Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081020371

Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution

1st Edition

A volume in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing series

Editors: John Byrom Dominic Medway
Series Editors: Alessio Cavicchi Cristina Santini
Paperback ISBN: 9780081020371
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st October 2018
Page Count: 400
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Table of Contents

Section I: Functions of food retailing and distribution
2. The role of merchandising in food retailing
3. Pricing decisions
4. Supply chain management and logistics in the food retailing

Section II: The role of place in food retailing and distribution
5. Rural food retailing provision
6. Food retailing in secondary shopping areas
7. The role of food retailing in urban regeneration and place management
8. Relationship between food retailers and diet and health issues

Section III: Multichannel and omnichannel approaches to food retailing and distribution
9. Omnichannel approaches to food retailing and distribution
10. Going online with artisan food products
11. Online grocery retailing opportunities and challenges

Section IV: Perspectives on food retailing and distribution in the developing world
12. Independent food retailing in the developing world
13. Market entry opportunities for grocery retailers in China
14. Difficulties in global grocery retail
15. Logistical and supply chain management challenges for food retailing in the developing world
16. Conclusions


Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing - Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution aims to close the gap between academic researchers and industry professionals through real world scenarios and field-based research. The book explores how consumer science has been implemented in the food retail industry for achieving the following strategic aims: understanding the value of merchandising in food retail, marketing and distributing food produce in an increasingly digital world, managing the difficulties of international food retail, amongst many others.

There is an emerging demand from food industry professionals and postgraduate students who attend business and agricultural studies courses who want to gain practical information through real cases and field-based research.

Through case studies, successful examples and practices are be provided and newer inputs for further theoretical investigation are be given. Both current and future professionals in the food business will gain by using cases information and insights that can be used in their business environment.

Key Features

  • Bridges the gap between research and industry practice
  • 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 of what did and did not work


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


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About the Editors

John Byrom Editor

John has been senior lecturer in marketing Manchester Business School since 2012. He is also Programme Director of the School’s BSc (Hons) Management degree which is delivered in Singapore in collaboration with the Singapore Institute of Management (SIM). From 2005-2012 he was at the University of Tasmania, Australia. His time in Tasmania included a period as Head of the School of Management (2009-2011).

His research focusses on geography and marketing, John’s research interests are concerned with the relationships that exist between organisations/consumers and their broader environments. The context for much of this research has been the retail sector and includes extensive studies of the retail and distribution of food produce.

He has published over 75 refereed journal articles and numerous conference papers and book chapters. From its foundation in 2008 until 2015 he was Academic Editor of the Journal of Place Management and Development, which is ranked in the top decile for Business and International Management, Urban Studies, and Geography, Planning and Development in the SCImago Journal Rankings.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer in Marketing, University of Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK

Dominic Medway Editor

Professor Dominic Medway is an international authority on place marketing and management. His original work in this area began in the mid-1990s when he was part of a team of academics looking at the emergent topic of town centre management within the UK. His work has since continued to examine the complex interactions between places, spaces, and those who produce, manage and consume them, reflecting his academic background in geography. Recently completed studies have addressed issues such as stakeholder interaction in urban place partnerships, how litter affects people’s perceptions of space and crime, and the potential role of smell in the marketing of places. Dominic is the Academic Editor of the Journal of Place Management and Development, ranked 9th out of 122 Urban Studies journals in Scopus in 2016. His own work can be followed in a number of leading academic journals, including: Environment and Planning A, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Environmental Psychology, Cities, Industrial Marketing Management, Journal of Business Research, Marketing Theory and Tourism Management.

Affiliations and Expertise

Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK

About the Series Editors

Alessio Cavicchi Series Editor

Alessio Cavicchi is Associate Professor at University of Macerata (Italy), where he teaches "Food Economics and Marketing" and "Place Branding and Rural Development" in the degree of International Tourism and Destination Management. He received his PhD in Economics of Food and Environmental Resources from University of Naples, Parthenope and a MSc in Food Economics and Marketing from University of Reading (UK). His main fields of interest and research are consumer food choice, economics of food quality and safety, and innovation and sustainability in agribusiness and tourism. He has served as an agrifood expert for several DGs of the European Commission, and he is the coordinator of two EU funded projects: “The Wine Lab” and “FoodBiz.”

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Agricultural Economics, University of Macerata, Macerata, Italy

Cristina Santini Series Editor

Cristina Santini is an Assistant Professor at the Università San Raffaele, in Rome. Her teaching experience covers the field of Marketing, Business Management and Strategy. She is the President of the Master Degree course in Human Nutrition for the University San Raffaele. Her research interests include: entrepreneurship, small business, strategic marketing, ecopreneurship and sustainability. Her primary focus is on food and wine business; she is also interested in case study and research methodology based on participatory approaches.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor in Agricultural Science, Università Telematica San Raffaele, Rome, Italy