Retailer power: recent developments and policy implications
UNSPECIFIED (1999) Retailer power: recent developments and policy implications. In: 28th Meeting of the Economic Policy Panel, VIENNA, AUSTRIA, OCT 16-17, 1998. Published in: ECONOMIC POLICY (28). 135-+.Full text not available from this repository.
It is common, but incorrect, to view retailing as a highly competitive activity. Unlike manufacturing, retailing has displayed a trend towards much higher concentration, reinforced by actions of retailers themselves, such as emphasis on own-label brands. This may introduce distortions arising from exercise of market power or may create countervailing power to that already enjoyed by manufacturers. Acknowledging increased market power within retailing raises new issues for competition authorities. We develop a consistent framework of analysis and use it to examine two issues: attitudes to retail mergers and exclusivity arrangements between retailers and their suppliers.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||ECONOMIC POLICY|
|Publisher:||BLACKWELL PUBL LTD|
|Official Date:||April 1999|
|Number of Pages:||31|
|Title of Event:||28th Meeting of the Economic Policy Panel|
|Location of Event:||VIENNA, AUSTRIA|
|Date(s) of Event:||OCT 16-17, 1998|
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