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
|John Byrom, Dominic Medway
|Number of pages
|Published - 9 Nov 2018