Food Prices and Modern Retail: The Case of Delhi uri icon

abstract

  • Modern retail is quickly becoming an important driver of change in food markets in developing countries However the impact of this development on basic food prices facing urban consumers is not well understood In a detailed case study of Delhi modern retail is shown to emerge quickly offering more labeled and branded food products and more choice than traditional markets We further find that modern retail at its mere incipience in India sells basic foods mostly at the same or lower prices than traditional retail and might thus become an important contributor to improved urban food security (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved

publication date

  • 2010
  • 2010
  • 2010