The nature of competition in food retailing units: A Tucson case study

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Title:
The nature of competition in food retailing units: A Tucson case study
Author:
Washington, Melvelyn Ronett, 1955-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to analyze price variations across the city of Tucson to determine whether any systematic patterns of noncompetitive pricing existed and to explore their causes. Prices were examined for three alternative baskets which consisted of (1) national brand items; (2) house brand items; and (3) the cheapest brand items. Also, several characteristics pertaining to firm size, competition level, and neighborhood demographics were examined to determine their effects on the price of the national brand basket. And finally, average weekly prices were examined to determine the effect of the week on the prices of the three alternative baskets. Ordinary least squares regression equations showed that only those variables related to the competition level were significant in influencing the price of the basket. In addition it was found that price differences were brand specific. That is, BRAND1 prices were found to be higher on the south side of town, whereas BRAND3 prices were highest on the north side of town. Similar results were found when looking at the number of close rivals, stores within the same chain, and the week of the month.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Economics, Agricultural.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Agricultural Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Longstreth, Molly

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe nature of competition in food retailing units: A Tucson case studyen_US
dc.creatorWashington, Melvelyn Ronett, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorWashington, Melvelyn Ronett, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to analyze price variations across the city of Tucson to determine whether any systematic patterns of noncompetitive pricing existed and to explore their causes. Prices were examined for three alternative baskets which consisted of (1) national brand items; (2) house brand items; and (3) the cheapest brand items. Also, several characteristics pertaining to firm size, competition level, and neighborhood demographics were examined to determine their effects on the price of the national brand basket. And finally, average weekly prices were examined to determine the effect of the week on the prices of the three alternative baskets. Ordinary least squares regression equations showed that only those variables related to the competition level were significant in influencing the price of the basket. In addition it was found that price differences were brand specific. That is, BRAND1 prices were found to be higher on the south side of town, whereas BRAND3 prices were highest on the north side of town. Similar results were found when looking at the number of close rivals, stores within the same chain, and the week of the month.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEconomics, Agricultural.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAgricultural Economicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLongstreth, Mollyen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1342995en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26623997en_US
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