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Future and recent developments in the retail vegetable category – a value chain and food systems approach

Fernqvist, Fredrik and Göransson, Caroline (2021). Future and recent developments in the retail vegetable category – a value chain and food systems approach. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review. 24 , 27-49
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Abstract

In this study, the value chain perspective was combined with a food systems approach to assess food system
responses in the value chain and external drivers from environmental and socioeconomic perspectives. The
research object was the Swedish value chain for vegetables, with the aim of providing a comprehensive
picture of current trends and drivers and identifying future developments important for vegetable growers,
producer organizations, wholesalers and retailers. The empirical data is based on in-depth interviews with
key-decision makers in the Swedish value chain, constituting a single case. The point of departure is that
key actors in this chain, from producer organizations to retailers, can provide a comprehensive picture on
the category’s past development and future directions. A combined food systems and value chain approach
has been applied. Drivers and chain responses have been identified and categorized into six main
categories related to: (1) health; (2) consumer interest for food and variation; (3) convenience; (4) origin;
(5) sustainability; and (6) urbanization. Value chain responses and future challenges as well as aspects on
value chain dynamics and sustainability issues in the food system are presented and discussed.

Authors/Creators:Fernqvist, Fredrik and Göransson, Caroline
Title:Future and recent developments in the retail vegetable category – a value chain and food systems approach
Series Name/Journal:International Food and Agribusiness Management Review
Year of publishing :2021
Volume:24
Page range:27-49
Number of Pages:23
Associated Programs and Other Stakeholders:Z - SLU - Library > Odla mera
ISSN:1096-7508
Language:English
Publication Type:Research article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Horticulture
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 502 Economics and Business > Business Administration
(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Food Science
Keywords:value chain, food systems, trends, vegetables, retail
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108868
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-108868
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
DOI10.22434/IFAMR2019.0176
Web of Science (WoS)000610568800003
ID Code:22701
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Work Science, Business Economics, and Environmental Psychology (until 2020)
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Deposited On:05 Mar 2021 08:23
Metadata Last Modified:06 Mar 2021 05:00

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