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By Christian Fischer, Monika Hartmann

This ebook is the results of a number of years of study task related to the way to higher hyperlink farmers, processors and outlets with one another as a way to determine and increase the availability of foodstuff items which meet buyer wants and needs. The publication is established in 3 elements. beginning with an summary relating to major advancements within the agri-food region with relevance for chain relationships (chapter 1), half I Read more...

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Yet the decline of specialized food retailing and the rise of global supermarkets also pose problems. Supermarkets that deal with large numbers of (food and non-food) suppliers on a regular basis increasingly use procurement practices which build on private standards, formalized contracts and electronic auctions, therefore sidestepping individual supplier relationships. 42 Monika Hartmann et al. While the transition from the transaction- to a relationship-based agri-food economy will take time and be partial, the future seems to favour the extensively embedded, consumer-oriented agri-enterprise rather than the traditional owner-centred, price-driven farm business as the following chapters in this volume argue.

In: Regmi, A. and Gehlhar, M. (eds) New Directions in Global Food Markets. Agricultural Information Bulletin 794, pp. 47–61. pdf. , Henson, S. and Berdegué, J. (2007) ‘Proactive fast-tracking’ diffusion of supermarkets in developing countries: implications for market institutions and trade. Journal of Economic Geography 7, 399–431. Regmi, A. and Gehlhar, M. (2005) Introduction. In: Regmi, A. and Gehlhar, M. (eds) New Directions in Global Food Markets. Agricultural Information Bulletin 794, pp. 1–4.

Such differences mirror the higher purchasing power as well as the higher opportunity costs of time of the more affluent population groups (Gehlhar and Regmi, 2005). The taste of food is for many consumers a key determinant of their food choices (Grunert, 2005). In this respect, freshness and its influence on taste is an important consideration for consumers when they value overall food quality. , 2005). To overcome such problems, supermarket chains build up private institutions as well as a whole new private supply infrastructure.

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