Agriculture and Human Values 24 (4):489-498 (2007)

The US food retailing industry continues to concentrate and consolidate. Power in the agriculture, food, and nutrition system has shifted from producers to processors, and is now shifting to retailers. Currently, only eight food-retailing corporations control the majority of food sales in the United States. Expanding on previous research by Lyson and Raymer (2000, Agriculture and Human Values 17: 199–208), this paper examines the characteristics of the boards of directors of the leading food retailing corporations and the indirect interlocks that bind the food retailers into a corporate community
Keywords Food retailing  Supermarkets  Interlocking directorates  Food and nutrition system
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1007/s10460-007-9085-x
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 71,199
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

Network Analysis: Some Basic Principles.Barry Wellman - 1983 - Sociological Theory 1:155-200.
Who Rules America?G. William Domhoff - 1968 - Science and Society 32 (3):334-338.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Eating Right Here: Moving From Consumer to Food Citizen.Jennifer L. Wilkins - 2005 - Agriculture and Human Values 22 (3):269-273.
An Analysis of a Community Food Waste Stream.Mary Griffin, Jeffery Sobal & Thomas A. Lyson - 2009 - Agriculture and Human Values 26 (1-2):67-81.
Choosing a Food Future: Differentiating Among Alternative Food Options. [REVIEW]Jeffrey R. Follett - 2009 - Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 22 (1):31-51.


Added to PP index

Total views
22 ( #515,399 of 2,518,004 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #409,045 of 2,518,004 )

How can I increase my downloads?


My notes