Academic literature on food retailing has tended to focus on the larger retail multiples, with less attention paid to the small independent retailer. This chapter provides a unique insight into urban independent co-operative food retailers and the complex links they reveal between community, place and social relations. Through a contrasting case-type approach, we extend the concept of community retailing from a sole focus of the local immediate community, to include also a community of values and a supply chain community, thus suggesting a much broader, more diffuse spatiality and ethicality beyond that of the immediate locale.
|Title of host publication||Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution|
|Subtitle of host publication||A Volume in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing Series|
|Editors||John Byrom, Dominic Medway|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Nov 2018|
McEachern, M., & Warnaby, G. (2018). Community Building Strategies of Independent Co-operative Food Retailers. In J. Byrom, & D. Medway (Eds.), Case Studies in Food Retailing and Distribution: A Volume in the Consumer Science and Strategic Marketing Series (pp. 1-12). Woodhead Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102037-1.00001-3