Special Issue "Marketing of Sustainable Food and Drink"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Economic, Business and Management Aspects of Sustainability".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2019
Food and drink consumption is universal and something that concerns everyone. Food and drink consumption is a significant source of resource use and waste, and it represents one of the most prominent and structurally diverse (in terms of size and scale) industries in the world. Therefore, food consumption is an important area in which to intervene to improve sustainability. In developed countries, sustainable food consumption, often identified with organic and locally sourced foods and drinks, and concerns over food and packaging waste, are growing trends; additionally, the food industry is looking to sustainability as a possible differentiator that is able to attract consumers. However, sustainability of food production, distribution, and consumption is gaining relevance in emerging and developing countries as well. Further, the focus for sustainability has evolved from an initial emphasis on products and consumption to wider interconnected sustainability as it affects people, communities, and environments, and new technologies are driving the way that people order, access, and consume food and drink.
Research on consumer preferences for more sustainable food choices is of utmost importance to understand the main motivations and attitudes behind this trend and the resulting implications for value perception. On the supply side, agribusiness, food processing and foodservice, and food retail companies are developing new tools and making new sourcing commitments to convince consumers about their sustainability credentials, and research is needed to analyse the effects of such policies and market devices.
For this Special Issue, we welcome submissions linked to the Marketing of Sustainable Food and Drink, including any stage of the supply network in which sustainable food and drink practices can be implemented and value-enhanced through marketing strategies and actions. We also welcome contributions that consider the sustainability of people and communities in consideration of food and drink production, value adding, distribution, consumption (be it locally or globally), and all that connects people and markets in-between.
The Special Issue is aimed at publishing both empirical and theoretical papers from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, and especially welcomes interdisciplinary approaches and international perspectives.
Prof. Maurizio Canavari
Prof. Martin Hingley
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- sustainable food and drink