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

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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
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DOI 10.1007/s10460-007-9085-x
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