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By Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, Miguel I. Gomez

In an more and more commercialized international, the call for for greater caliber, fitter meals has given upward push to 1 of the quickest transforming into segments of the U.S. foodstuff method: in the community grown nutrition. Many think that “relocalization” of the nutrients procedure will supply a number of public advantages, together with reduce carbon emissions, elevated neighborhood financial task, and nearer connections among shoppers, farmers, and groups. The constitution of neighborhood meals provide chains, despite the fact that, won't constantly manage to producing those perceived benefits.

Growing Local stories the findings from a coordinated sequence of case stories designed to boost a deeper, extra nuanced figuring out of ways neighborhood foodstuff items achieve shoppers and the way neighborhood nutrition offer chains examine with mainstream grocery store provide chains. to raised know how neighborhood nutrients reaches the purpose of sale, Growing Local makes use of case examine the way to carefully examine neighborhood and mainstream provide chains for 5 items in 5 metropolitan components alongside a number of social, monetary, and environmental dimensions, highlighting parts of development and capability limitations. Growing Local offers a beginning for a greater figuring out of the features of neighborhood nutrients construction and emphasizes the realities of working neighborhood nutrients provide chains.

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Distribution and Marketing All the apples sold at the focal store arrive first at SuperFoods’ distribution center. From there the category manager directs the pricing, merchandising, sourcing, and product assortment for the apple category and manages the strategic direction of the category. A buyer, working under the direction of the category manager, gathers individual store orders, places the aggregated orders with suppliers, tracks inventories, and deals directly with invoicing. The store produce manager places orders daily to the buyer and distribution center for next day delivery.

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New York: HarperPerennial. Yin, Robert K. 1994. Case Study Research: Design and Methods, 2nd edition. Applied Social Science Research Methods Series, vol. 5. Thousand Oaks ca : Sage Publications. Research Design for Local Food Case Studies 31 Part 2 Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains 3 Apple Case Studies in the Syracuse msa Miguel I. Gómez, Edward W. McLaughlin, and Kristen S. Park Introduction This case describes the movement of apples through three different marketing channels in Syracuse, New York: a supermarket chain (mainstream supply chain), a producer who sells at a farmers market (direct market supply chain), and a school district that purchases local apples for inclusion in school lunches (intermediated supply chain).

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