The retail revolution

Altenburg, Tilman
Externe Publikationen (2017)

in: D+C: Development and Cooperation (Monthly e-paper), October 2017, 38-39


Supermarket chains are on the rise in developing countries. They offer a vast range of high-quality goods and rely on efficient logistics. At the same time, they trigger concentration processes, displacing other retailers and their suppliers. The retail revolution must therefore be managed in a way that serves developmental goals. So far, policymakers and other relevant actors have been dragging their feet in this regard.

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Altenburg, Tilman

Economic Geographer


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