Are supermarkets poor-friendly? Debates and evidence from Vietnam

Moustier Paule, Figuié Muriel, Dao Duc Huan, Nguyen Thi Tan Loc. 2009. Are supermarkets poor-friendly? Debates and evidence from Vietnam. In : The crisis of food brands : sustaining safe, innovative and competitive food supply. Lindgreen Adam (ed.), Hingley Martin K. (ed.), Vanhamme Joëlle (ed.). Farnham : Gower Publishing, pp. 311-325. (Food and agricultural marketing series) ISBN 978-0-566-08812-4

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Abstract : Are supermarkets poor-friendly? Scientific literature offers a controversial answer to this question, and this study compares the viewpoints of different authors for the case of Vietnam. Surveys of the access of poor consumers, traders and farmers to different food retailing points in the country's main cities show that supermarkets are not adapted to the specific constraints of poor consumers. Street vending and informal markets generate more employment than supermarkets, especially for the poor. Poor farmers have no direct access to supermarkets because of the high volume, stringent payments and quality requirements they impose. Recommendations aimed at maintaining the diversity of retail trade and supporting supermarket access for poor producers emerge from this analysis. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Produit alimentaire, Consommation alimentaire, Consommateur, Pauvreté, Niveau de vie, Supermarché

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Viet Nam

Classification Agris : E72 - Domestic trade
E73 - Consumer economics
E50 - Rural sociology

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2005-2013) - Alimentation accessible et de qualité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Moustier Paule, CIRAD-ES-UMR MOISA (VNM)
  • Figuié Muriel, CIRAD-ES-UMR MOISA (FRA)
  • Dao Duc Huan, VASI (VNM)
  • Nguyen Thi Tan Loc, RIFAV (VNM)

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