• Business
  • Published 2011

Sourcing and Promotion of Local Foods by Food Cooperatives in the U.S.

@inproceedings{Katchova2011SourcingAP,
  title={Sourcing and Promotion of Local Foods by Food Cooperatives in the U.S.},
  author={Ani L. Katchova and Timothy Woods},
  year={2011}
}
This study examines the role that food consumer cooperatives play in the local food networks. Data are collected from three case studies with leading food cooperatives and a national survey of the general managers of food cooperatives. We identify the emerging business practices in local sourcing as a differentiation and member recruitment strategy for food cooperatives. Our analysis identifies several clusters of strategies used for local food procurement, based on the extent to which the co… CONTINUE READING

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