Revisiting the US food retail consolidation wave: Regulation, market power and spatial outcomes
Wood, SM (2013) Revisiting the US food retail consolidation wave: Regulation, market power and spatial outcomes Journal of Economic Geography, 13 (2). pp. 299-326.
Revisiting the US Food Retail Consolidation Wave 2012.pdf - Accepted version Manuscript
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This paper revisits Neil Wrigley’s influential research that explored the corporate restructuring of the US food retail sector, which was characterised by a focus on the spatial implications of merger activity, market concentration and competition regulation. It assesses the importance of this scholarship in a contemporary context, tracking these competitive and regulatory trends from a decade ago to the present. This is of particular interest given the continued concentration of market power and related competitive shake-out; the innovative experimentation with new store formats; anti-trust rulings concerning market definition by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC); and the challenges faced by European entrants to the market.
|Divisions :||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School|
|Date :||4 January 2013|
|Identification Number :||10.1093/jeg/lbs047|
|Additional Information :||This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Economic Geography following peer review. The definitive publisher-authenticated version J Econ Geogr (2013) 13 (2): 299-326. doi: 10.1093/jeg/lbs047 is available online at the Journal of Economic Geography website.|
|Depositing User :||Symplectic Elements|
|Date Deposited :||05 Feb 2014 16:25|
|Last Modified :||04 Jan 2015 02:08|
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