Organised retailing being the present and future, the paper is an attempt to provide an over view of varied existing agri-food supply chain models across the world and factors responsible for the evolution. Considering the diversity in economies, culture, geography and climatic zones, eight countries have been considered for the study.
The study provides an insight into evolution, procurement and marketing strategies and business models for supply of fresh fruits and vegetables across the world. The study compares the present agri-food supply chain structures with business propositions of Tesco Plc. for correlating as well as understanding the implications of varied supply chain structures upon a multinational company’s performance. The present study is an effort to compile and compare the various types of supply chain present in different part of the world and will pave the base for the future research for issues related with supply chain integration and modelling.
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