Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution

Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution

1st Edition - November 5, 2018

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  • Editors: Alessio Cavicchi, Cristina Santini
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081020388
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081020371

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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


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.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 322
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Woodhead Publishing 2018
  • Published: November 5, 2018
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9780081020388
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780081020371

About the Series Editors

Alessio Cavicchi

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

Cristina Santini is Associate Professor at Università Telematica San Raffaele, in Rome, Italy. Her research interests are: management, business strategy, entrepreneurship, agrifood industry, qualitative and participatory approach, wine business, ecopreneurship and sustainability.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

About the Editors

John Byrom

Dr John Byrom is Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Manchester, UK. Reflecting his academic background in geography and marketing, John’s research interests are concerned with the relationships that exist between organizations/consumers and their broader environments. The context for much of this research has been the retail sector and includes studies of locational planning, independent retailing and retail history. He has extensive experience of teaching and learning, research, consultancy and administration in Business School settings. He has published over 25 refereed journal articles and numerous conference papers and book chapters. His work has appeared in Cities, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Small Business Management, and Marketing Theory, amongst others.

Affiliations and Expertise

Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK

Dominic Medway

Professor Dominic Medway is Professor of Marketing and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is an international authority on place marketing and management and 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

Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

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