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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.

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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.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
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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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