The Australian Grocery Industry: A Competition Perspective

18 Pages Posted: 8 May 2006

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Rhonda L. Smith

University of Melbourne - Department of Economics

Abstract

This article discusses whether at a theoretical level the large and growing role of the vertically integrated supermarket chains raises a buyer-power concern because of potential harm to other retailers, suppliers, and/or consumers. Even if this is possible, whether it is a real concern depends on whether provision exists to constrain the exercise of that power through market responses, such as entry, or through regulatory provisions, such as those contained in the Trade Practices Act.

Suggested Citation

Smith, Rhonda L., The Australian Grocery Industry: A Competition Perspective. Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 33-50, March 2006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=898021 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8489.2006.00326.x

Rhonda L. Smith (Contact Author)

University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )

Victoria 3010, 3010
Australia

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