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Food Industry Research

Research is an integral part of the Cornell Food Industry Management Program—a leading source of academic research on the retail and manufacturing sectors of the food industry. The goal of FIMP’s research program is to improve food system efficiency and performance by providing timely and useful information to managers.

Publications

Selected papers, publications, and research briefs produced by FIMP are listed under the following topic headings:

Retail
Supply Chain & Logistics  
Manufacturing/Supply Industry  
Produce Marketing

 

Publications under each topic are listed chronologically and then alphabetically by lead author. To obtain printed copies, please contact Elena Malovik, Program Coordinator, at em626@cornell.edu.

Retail

Richards, T. J., Hamilton, S. F., & Yonezawa, K. (2018). "Retail Market Power in a Shopping Basket Model of Supermarket Competition." Journal of Retailing, 94(3), 328–342.

Yonezawa, K., & Richards, T. J. (2017). "Consumer Risk-reduction Behavior and New Product Purchases." Managerial and Decision Economics, 38(7), 1003–1016.

Richards, T. J., Hamilton, S. F., & Yonezawa, K. (2016). "Variety and the Cost of Search in Supermarket Retailing." Review of Industrial Organization, 50(3), 263–285. Lead Article.

Yonezawa, K., & Richards, T. J. (2016). "Risk Aversion and Preference for Store Price Format." Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, 41(3), 425–443.

Richards, T. J., Yonezawa, K., & Winter, S. (2015). "Cross-Category Effects and Private Labels." European Review of Agricultural Economics, 42(2), 187–216.

Zheng, Yuquing, Edward McLaughlin, and Harry M. Kaiser. "Taxing Food and Beverages: Theory, Evidence, and Policy." American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 95(2013).

Zheng, Yuquing, Edward McLaughlin, and Harry M. Kaiser. "Salience and Taxation: Salience Effect vs. Information Effect." Applied Economics Letters. 95(2013).

Simon, D.H., M.I. Gómez, E.W. McLaughlin, and D.R. Wittink. "Employee Attitudes, Customer Satisfaction, and Sales Performance: Assessing the Linkages in US Grocery Stores." Journal of Managerial and Decision Economics.

Gómez, M.I, V.R. Rao and E.W. McLaughlin. 2007. "Depth and Allocation of Trade Promotions: Evidence from the US Supermarket Industry." Journal of Marketing Research, Vol. 44 Issue 3, p. 410-424.

Drake, William and Kristen Park. 2005. "Category Management Information." Food International: Executive Outlook, volume 5, number 1, March 2005.

McLaughlin, E. W. 2004. "The Dynamics of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Pricing in the Supermarket Channel." Preventive Medicine, vol. 39S2: 81-87.

Hawkes, Gerard F. 2003. Customer Relationship Marketing (CRM) in the US Supermarket Industry: Current Status and Prospects. E.B. 03-02. Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University. Screen optimized pdf (2.5 MB); print optimized pdf (21.5 MB)

Perez, Pedro David. 2003. "Who is the Adopter? Organizational Acceptance of Customer Loyalty Programs in Supermarket Chains and the Potential Role of a Community of Practice." International Engineering Management Conference 2003 Proceedings, IEEE, Piscataway, NJ.

Park, J. L., and G. A. German. 2000. "A Retail Evaluation of Promotional Tactics in the Food Industry." Journal of Food Distribution Research 31(2): 8-16.

Park, Kristen, and John L. Park. 2000. The decision to enter consumer direct initiatives by supermarket companies. R.B. 00-04. Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

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Supply Chain & Logistics

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2018). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: A Cross Case Comparison of 11 Case Studies. E.B. 18-02, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Clancy, K. Bonanno, A., Canning, P., Cleary, R., Conrad, Z., Fleisher, D., Gómez, M., Griffin, T., Lee, R., Kane, D., Palmer, A., Park, K., Peters, C. J., and Tichenor, N. 2017. "Using a Market Basket to Explore Regional Food Systems." Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, Volume 7, Issue 4 / Fall 2017.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Syracuse Store 2, New York. E.B. 17-16, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Syracuse Store 1, New York. E.B. 17-15, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Pittsburgh Store, Pennsylvania. E.B. 17-14, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Onondaga Store, New York. E.B. 17-13, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: New York City Store, New York. E.B. 17-12, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Madison County Store, New York. E.B. 17-11, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Kent County Store 2, Delaware. E.B. 17-10, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Kent County Store 1, Delaware. E.B. 17-09, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Charleston Store, West Virginia. E.B. 17-08, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Baltimore Store 2, Maryland. E.B. 17-07, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Park, K. S., Gómez, M., Clancy, K. (2017). Case Studies of Supermarkets and Food Supply Chains in Low-Income Areas of the Northeast: Baltimore Store 1, Maryland. E.B. 17-06, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Gómez, Miguel I., McLaughlin, Edward W., & Park, Kristen S. (2014). "Apple Case Studies in the Syracuse MSA." In Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, & Miguel Gómez (Eds.), Growing Local: Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains (pp. 267-290). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Park, Kristen S., Gómez, Miguel I., Ortmann, Gerald F., & Horwich, Jeffrey (2014). "Product Prices and Availability." In Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, & Miguel Gómez (Eds.), Growing Local: Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains (pp. 267-290). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

King, Robert P., Miguel Gomez, and Gigi DeGiacomo. 2010. "Can Local Go Mainstream?" Choices. Agricultural & Applied Economics Association.

King, Robert P., Michael S. Hand, Gigi DiGiacomo, Kate Clancy, Miguel I. Gomez, Sherman D. Hardesty, Larry Lev, and Edward W McLaughlin. 2010. Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains. ERR-99, Economic Research Service, Washington, DC.

Gomez, Miguel, Edward W. McLaughlin, and Kristen Park. 2009. Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains: Apple Case Studies in the Syracuse, New York MSA. The Food Industry Center, University of Minnesota.

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Manufacturing/Supply Industry

Schmit, Todd, Kristen Park, Brian Henehan, and Jeffrey Hall. 2012. A Study of Food Manufacturing in New York State. E.B. 12-07. Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

Park, Kristen, Todd Schmit, Brian Henehan, and Jeffrey Hall. 2009. "Assessing the Future of Food and Beverage Manufacturing in New York State". Food Distribution Research Society Annual Meeting. 2009.

Park, Kristen and Miguel I. Gómez. 2004. "Predicting Coupon Use from Demographic and Behavioral Characteristics". Journal of Food Distribution Research, March 2004.

Park, Kristen, and Miguel I. Gómez. 2004. The Coupon Report: A Study of Coupon Discount Methods. R.B. 04-07. Department of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

Gómez, Miguel I., María P. Cabal, and Jairo A. Torres. 2001. "Private Initiatives on Food Safety: The Case of the Colombian Poultry Industry". Journal of Food Control article 552. Elsevier Science Ltd.

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Produce Marketing

Yonezawa, K., & Richards, T. J. (2016). "Competitive Package Size Decisions". Journal of Retailing, 92(4), 445–469.

McLaughlin, Edward. W., Kristen S. Park, and Gerard Hawkes (2015). Produce Industry Procurement: Changing Preferences and Practices. E.B. 15-10, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.

Gómez, Miguel I., McLaughlin, Edward W., & Park, Kristen S. (2014). "Apple Case Studies in the Syracuse MSA". In Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, & Miguel Gómez (Eds.), Growing Local: Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains (pp. 267-290). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Park, Kristen S., Gómez, Miguel I., Ortmann, Gerald F., & Horwich, Jeffrey (2014). "Product Prices and Availability". In Robert P. King, Michael S. Hand, & Miguel Gómez (Eds.), Growing Local: Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains (pp. 267-290). Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press.

Park, Kristen. 2012. Quantitative and Qualitative Measures of Fruit and Vegetable Production in the Genesee Valley. 2012. E.B. 12-10. Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.

Park, Kristen. 2008. "Estimates of Produce Sales through Retail, Foodservice, and Wholesale Channels". Food Distribution Research Society Annual Meeting. 2008.

McLaughlin, Edward W., Kristen Park, and Debra Perosio. "Inside the Minds of Retailers and Consumers". Presentation at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit, October 14, 2007.

McLaughlin, E. W. 2004. "The Dynamics of Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Pricing in the Supermarket Channel". Preventive Medicine, vol. 39S2: 81-87.

Perosio, Debra J., Edward W. McLaughlin, Sandra Cuellar. 2003. A Menu of Opportunity: Produce in the Foodservice Industry. FreshTrack 2003. Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Delaware.

Cuellar, Sandra. 2002. Marketing Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Imports in the United States: Status, Challenges, and Opportunities. R.B. 02-04. Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

Perosio, Debra J., Edward W. McLaughlin, Sandra Cuellar, Kristen Park. 2001. Supply Chain Management in the Produce Industry. R.B. 01-05, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Kaufman, Phil R., Charles R. Handy, Edward W. McLaughlin, Kristen Park, and Geoffrey M. Green. 2000. Understanding the Dynamics of Produce Markets: Consumption and Consolidation Grow. Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture. Agricultural Information Bulletin, no. 758.

McLaughlin, Edward W., Geoffrey M. Green, and Kristen Park. 1999. Changing Distribution Patterns in the US Fresh Produce Industry: Mid/Late-70s to Mid/Late-90s. E.B. 99-03, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

McLaughlin, Edward W., Kristen Park, Debra J. Perosio, and Geoffrey M. Green. 1999. FreshTrack 1999: The New Dynamics of Produce Buying and Selling. R.B. 99-10, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (copyright Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Delaware).

McLaughlin, E. W., K. Park, D. J. Perosio, and G. M. Green. 1998. FreshTrack 1998: Marketing and Performance Benchmarks for the Fresh Produce Industry with a Focus on People. R.B. 98-08, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University (copyright Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Delaware).

Park, Kristen, Edward W. McLaughlin, and Craig Kreider. 1997. Changing Patterns of Fruit and Vegetable Production in New York State, 1970-94. E.B. 97-01, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

McLaughlin, E. W., and K. Park. 1997. FreshTrack 1997: The Fresh Produce Wholesaling System: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities. R.B. 97-16, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University (copyright Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Delaware).

McLaughlin, E. W., K. Park, and D. J. Perosio. 1997. FreshTrack 1997: Marketing and Performance Benchmarks for the Fresh Produce Industry. R.B. 97-15, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University (copyright Produce Marketing Association, Newark, Delaware).

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