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Title Food retailing and sustainable development : European perspectives / edited by Laure Lavorata, Leigh Sparks
Edition First edition
Published Bingley, UK : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2018
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Contents Front Cover; Food Retailing and Sustainable Development: European Perspectives; Copyright Page; Contents; About the Authors; Introduction; Concepts of Sustainability and Corporate Sustainable Development; Retailers and Sustainability: Context and Stakes; This Volume; References; Section I: Practices by European Retailers; Chapter 1 French Retailers and Sustainable Development; Presentation of French Food Retailers; A Discourse Analysis of Integrated Retailers' Sustainable Reports (Lavorata, Morin-Delerm, & Pierre, 2009); Sustainable Development Practices among French Distributors
Cheap and Cheerless German Food Retailing?Consumer Expectations: German Consumers' Sustainability Orientation; German Food Retailers' CSR Strategies and Activities; Overview; Product; Environment; Non-domestic Operations; Community Support; Employee Support; Diversity; Summary and Outlook; References; Chapter 4 Sustainable Development and Food Retailing: UK Examples; Introduction; Retailing in the UK and Sustainable Development; Current UK Retail Sustainability Approaches: Examples; Marks and Spencer and Plan A; Tesco -- From Scale for Good to Little Helps Plan; hiSbe -- How It Should Be
Dig-In BruntsfieldSustainable Development in Food Retailing in the UK; References; Chapter 5 Sustainable Development in the Internet Corporate Communications of Leading Retailers in Poland; The Place of Sustainable Development in Internet Communications of Retailers; Strategies of Leading Discount Chains; Biedronka (Jeronimo Martins) -- Portuguese Chain; Lidl: German Discount Chain; Strategies Pursued by Super- and Hypermarket Retail Chains; Strategies of Foreign Retailers: Carrefour and Tesco; Strategies of Polish Supermarket Chains: Piotr i Paweł and Polo Market
Governance and Organization of These RetailersRetailers' Strategies for Sustainable Development; Conclusions; References; Chapter 2 Sustainable Practices in Spanish Retailing: Evidence from Apparel and Grocery Retailers; Sustainability in Spanish Apparel Retailing; The Case of Inditex; The Case of Cortefiel; The Example of MANGO; Sustainability in Spanish Grocery Retailing; The Case of Mercadona; The Example of Supermercados DÍA; The Case of Eroski; Conclusions; References; Chapter 3 Corporate Social Responsibility in the German Food Retailing Industry
Polish Supermarkets Piotr i PawełPolish Supermarket Chain Polo Market; Retail Chains as Responsible Employers; Care for Product Quality and Relations with Suppliers; Environmental Responsibility; Conclusions and Challenges for the Future: Desired Lines of Research; References; Section II: The Stakes Involved for Retailers; Chapter 6 The Changing Roles of Food Retailing; Introduction; Power and Competition in the UK Food Retailing Sector; Sustainable Development and the UK's Major Retailers; Emerging Sectoral Grand Challenges; Food Waste; Diet and Health; Plastics and Recycling
Summary Faced with dwindling resources and the challenge of climate change, companies are seeking to enhance production while consuming fewer resources. At the same time, consumers are altering their behaviors by seeking local production or bulk buying products. Retailers, as boundary spanners between consumers and producers, have a major role in initiating change and sustainable development. Part one of this book analyzes the sustainable development practices of retailers within and between different European countries and presents case studies that consider best practices on this topic. Retailer include: Carrefour, Casino, Auchan, Leclerc, Intermarché and System U in France; Inditex, Cortefiel and MANGO in Spain; Edeka, Rewe, Schwarz-Group (with Lidl and Kaufland) and Aldi in Germany; and Tesco and Marks & Spencer in UK. International retailers in Poland are considered to better understand cross country activities. Part two underlines the challenges faced by European retailers in the wake of societal and technological changes. The consumers' role and their sustainable development practices are analyzed to understand the impact on retailing and the main risks for retailers. This book will appeal to academics, students and professional educators alike, providing a crucial understanding of retailers' practices in different countries and their impact on consumers
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed October 17, 2018)
Subject Food industry and trade -- Europe.
Food supply -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Europe.
Form Electronic book
Author Lavorata, Laure, editor
Sparks, Leigh, editor
ISBN 1787145530 (electronic bk.)
9781787145535 (electronic bk.)