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Traditional food traders in developing countries and competition from supermarkets: Evidence from Indonesia

Suryadarma, Daniel; Poesoro, Adri; Akhmadi, Akhmadi; Budiyati, Sri; Rosfadhila, Meuthia; Suryahadi, Asep


Indonesia's urban centers recently underwent an explosion of supermarkets. With cheaper, higher quality commodities and better services, supermarkets have the potential to drive traders in traditional markets out of business. In this paper, we evaluate whether this is indeed the case. We find that traditional traders experienced declines in their business. However, both qualitative and quantitative findings indicate that the main cause of decline is not supermarkets. Instead, traditional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Food Policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodpol.2009.11.002


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