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Food Industry Research

An active research program 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.

Research Projects

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

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

Publications

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

Consumer Behavior Produce Marketing
Global Strategies Retail
Supply Chain & Logistics  
Manufacturing/Supply Industry  

 

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.

Consumer Behavior

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. In press, Journal of Managerial and Decision Economics.

Meloy, M. G. 2000. Mood-driven distortion of product information. Journal of Consumer Research 27: 345-59.

Russo, J. Edward, M. G. Meloy, and T. Jeffrey Wilkes. 2000. Predecisional Distortion of Information by Auditors and Salespersons. Management Science 46 (1): 13-27.

Sirohi, N., E. W. McLaughlin, and D. R. Wittink. 1998. A Model of Consumer Perceptions and Store Loyalty Intentions for a Supermarket Retailer. Journal of Retailing 74 (2): 223-45.

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Global Strategies

Gobbée, J. E., and J. M. Hagen. 1999. Responses to Increasing Globalization in the U.S. Dairy Industry. Presented at the Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Congress, Florence, Italy, June.

Hagen, J. M. 1998. Foreign Production by US Processing Firms: A Transaction Cost Approach. In Global Markets for Processed Foods: Theoretical and Practical Issues, edited by D. Pick, D. Henderson, J. Kinsey, and I. Sheldon. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 297-311.

Hagen, J. M., and S. Choe. 1998. Trust in Japanese Interfirm Relations: Institutional Sanctions Matter. Academy of Management Review 23:589-600.

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Supply Chain & Logistics

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.

McLaughlin, E. W., D. J. Perosio, and J. L. Park. 1998. Retail Logistics and Merchandising: Requirements in the Year 2000. R.B. 97-08, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

McLaughlin, E. W., D. J. Perosio, and J. L. Park. 1998. Retail Logistics and Merchandising in the US: Current Status and Requirements in the Year 2000. The International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 26(April): 97-105.

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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.

Gobbée, J. E., and J. M. Hagen. 1999. Responses to Increasing Globalization in the US Dairy Industry. Presented at the Forum of the International Food and Agribusiness Management Congress, Florence, Italy, June.

Park, J. L., and G. A. German. 1999. The Promotion World According to Retail. E.B. 99-01, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

Hagen, J. M. 1998. Foreign Production by US Processing Firms: A Transaction Cost Approach. In Global Markets for Processed Foods: Theoretical and Practical Issues, edited by D. Pick, D. Henderson, J. Kinsey, and I. Sheldon. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 297-311.

McLaughlin, E.W., D. J. Perosio, and J. L. Park. 1998. Retail Logistics and Merchandising: Requirements in the Year 2000. R.B. 97-08, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

McLaughlin, E. W., D. J. Perosio, and J. L. Park. 1998. Retail Logistics and Merchandising in the US: Current Status and Requirements in the Year 2000. The International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 26(April): 97-105.

Park, J. L., and E.W. McLaughlin. 1998. New Developments in Grocery Manufacturer and Distributor Marketing Programs: A Survey of US Wholesalers and Retailers. Journal of Food Distribution Research 29(July):12-23.

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Produce Marketing

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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Retail

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. In press, 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.

Park, J. L., and E. W. McLaughlin. 1999. The Retail Food Industry in 2003: An Executive Forecast. E.B. 99-05, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

Park, J. L., and G. A. German. 1999. The Promotion World According to Retail. E.B. 99-01, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

Green, G. M., and J. L. Park. 1998. New Insights into Supermarket Promotions via Scanner Data Analysis: The Case of Milk. Journal of Food Distribution Research 29 (November):44-53.

McLaughlin, E. W., D. J. Perosio, and J. L. Park. 1998. Retail Logistics and Merchandising: Requirements in the Year 2000. R.B. 97-08, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University, Ithaca.

McLaughlin, E. W., D. J. Perosio, and J. L. Park. 1998. Retail Logistics and Merchandising in the US: Current Status and Requirements in the Year 2000. The International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management 26(April): 97-105.

Park, J. L. 1998. The Proposition of Fresh Prepared Foods: Retail Practices and System-Wide Implications. Review of Agricultural Economics 20 (Fall/Winter): 433-45.

Sirohi, N., E. W. McLaughlin, and D. R. Wittink. 1998. A Model of Consumer Perceptions and Store Loyalty Intentions for a Supermarket Retailer. Journal of Retailing 74(2): 223-45.

Weaver, R. V. 1998. Structural and Marketing Changes in US Retailing, 1987-1997: Foundation for the Future. R.B. 98-09, Department of Agricultural, Resource, and Managerial Economics, Cornell University.

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