Independent food retailing: exploring the interface between conventional and alternative 'local' food systems

dc.contributor.advisorSmithers, John
dc.contributor.authorShapiro, Emily Louise
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-21T14:16:40Z
dc.date.available2021-07-21T14:16:40Z
dc.date.copyright2008
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Geographyen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis reports on an assessment of the current and prospective role of the independent grocery and food retail sector in (rural) Southwestern Ontario in hosting and promoting trade in local food. Data from face-to-face interviews provide insight into current practices, perceptions, and challenges of both food retailers and consumers, with emphasis on the former. In particular the research explores the (malleable) meanings of 'local' as it applies to local food, assesses the processes by which local foods are sourced and verified, and explores the barriers to and opportunities for trading in local food at the retail level. It emerges that corporate regulations, a lack of intermediary infrastructure, local food availability, and inconsistent marketing limit the opportunities for retail food storeowners to source and sell local foods.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/25961
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectindependent food retailingen_US
dc.subjectconventionalen_US
dc.subjectalternativeen_US
dc.subjectlocal food systemsen_US
dc.subjectrural Southwestern Ontarioen_US
dc.titleIndependent food retailing: exploring the interface between conventional and alternative 'local' food systemsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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