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The dynamics of fresh fruit and vegetable pricing in the supermarket channel.

Authors
  • McLaughlin, Edward W
Type
Published Article
Journal
Preventive medicine
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
39 Suppl 2
Identifiers
PMID: 15313076
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

This paper explains the major factors that contribute to the complicated price formation process, as several levels, of fresh fruit and vegetables in the US. Several factors are explored: marketing channels, market structure changes, pricing techniques and promotional impacts, retail responses to supply changes, and price versus value. The paper illustrates with recent examples and research findings that the fresh produce system is dynamic and that simplistic solutions to complex problems are not likely. The paper finishes by suggesting some areas for needed additional research.

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