ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Controlling Food Inflation: Do Supermarkets Have a Role?

Foreign investment in multi-brand retail is being pushed as an important tool for controlling food prices. But what is the global experience in developing/middle income countries where such retail is in place? A survey of the literature shows that FDI in retail often has the opposite effect. The impact on low-income consumers in low-income areas has been particularly adverse.

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