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By Christian Fischer, Monika Hartmann

ISBN-10: 1282662880

ISBN-13: 9781282662889

ISBN-10: 1845936426

ISBN-13: 9781845936426

ISBN-10: 1845936434

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This publication is the results of a number of years of analysis job with regards to the right way to greater hyperlink farmers, processors and shops with one another for you to determine and enhance the availability of nutrition items which meet customer wants and needs. The publication is based in 3 components. beginning with an outline concerning major advancements within the agri-food zone with relevance for chain relationships (chapter 1), half I Read more...

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For example, foreign owned enterprises have centralized their purchases and integrated technological improvements. , 2007). An additional interesting development that can be observed is ‘follow sourcing’. Retailers that have invested in foreign countries encourage transnational logistics and wholesale firms with whom they cooperate in other markets, to follow them to the host country. , 2007). The growing pressure of imports as well as the increasing governance power of large retailers has pushed many traditional retailers out of business while leading at the same time to a concentration process in supply chains (Durand, 2007).

People belonging to the high-income segments, more than others, consider additional, not necessarily health-related production processes as well as the way food is distributed also as important factors for their purchase decision. , Grunert, 2005). Though social and environmental Building Sustainable Relationships in Agri-food Chains: Challenges from Farm to Retail 33 accountability of an enterprise is not always directly honoured by a higher demand for its products (Scordamaglia, 2008), not to adhere to those norms increasingly implies a risk of being attacked by the public and especially by non-governmental organizations (NGOs), such as Foodwatch and Greenpeace (Heyder and Theuvsen, 2008).

2008). According to data from the European Union’s statistical agency Eurostat, in the EU-25 in 2005 there were still 11 Collusion can be defined as unauthorized collaboration or working with others without permission. 12 A cartel can be defined as a group of producers who act together to fix price, output or conditions of sale. ’s (2009) statement that ‘market power [in the food sector] in the euro area appears to be neither particularly high nor especially low’ (p. 16). Hence, while rising concentration in particular at the retail level may limit collaboration choices in some cases, forcing agricultural producers and processors to engage in ‘unsatisfying but stable’ business relationships (Backhaus and Büschken, 1999), in general there still seems to be sufficient competition to allow most agri-food companies to build and maintain any number of non-collusive and sustainable chain relationships they need to.

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