Economics and Management of the Food Industry

Economics and Management of the Food Industry

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This book analyzes the economics of the food industry at every stage between the farm gate and the kitchen counter. Central to the text are agricultural marketing problems such as the allocation of production between competing products (such as fresh and frozen markets), spatial competition, interregional trade, optimal storage, and price discrimination. Topics covered will be useful to students who expect to have careers such as food processing management, food sector buying or selling, restaurant management, supermarket management, marketing/advertising, risk management, and product development. The focus is on real world-relevant skills and examples and on intuition and economic understanding above mathematical sophistication, although the text does draw on the nuances of modern economic theory.Fast food restaurant owners do not worry much about clustering increasing the price competition among their restaurants ... In rare cases, you will find two supermarkets within a short distance of each other, but in most cases they try hard toanbsp;...

Title:Economics and Management of the Food Industry
Author:Jeffrey H. Dorfman
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-03-21


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