Vertical Coordination in Organic Food Chains: A Survey Based Analysis in France, Italy and Spain
AbstractThe paper analyses characteristics of vertical relationships of organic supply chains with a specific focus on the processing and retailing sectors. The analysis takes into account different regions of the EU Mediterranean area. Data were collected through interviews using an ad hoc questionnaire. The survey was based on a sample of 306 firms, including processors and retailers. The analysis revealed that a relevant aspect for the processing firms of organic products concerns the guaranteeing of safety and quality levels for the products. The main tools to implement the quality management are based on the adoption of specific production regulations and quality controls. The premium price most frequently applied by processors ranges from 10% to 40% and similar values are revealed for retailers. The diffusion of supply contracts allows the vertical coordination between agriculture and processing firms in the organic supply chains. The main distribution channels for the processing firms are represented by specialised shops in organic products, direct sales and supermarkets. View Full-Text
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Cavaliere, A.; Peri, M.; Banterle, A. Vertical Coordination in Organic Food Chains: A Survey Based Analysis in France, Italy and Spain. Sustainability 2016, 8, 569.
Cavaliere A, Peri M, Banterle A. Vertical Coordination in Organic Food Chains: A Survey Based Analysis in France, Italy and Spain. Sustainability. 2016; 8(6):569.Chicago/Turabian Style
Cavaliere, Alessia; Peri, Massimo; Banterle, Alessandro. 2016. "Vertical Coordination in Organic Food Chains: A Survey Based Analysis in France, Italy and Spain." Sustainability 8, no. 6: 569.
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