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Title:Food retailing in Nigeria
Author:Kolawole, M.I.
Periodical:Odý: Journal of Yoruba and Related Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:food supply
domestic trade
Abstract:Food retailing in Nigeria uses a large quantity of human labour due to lack of or limited ability for automation. In an effort to anticipate the growth of this industry and the rate at which it will consume the nation's human, physical and financial resources, it is necessary to study the structure of this important industry. This paper takes off from the pioneering work in this field of the late Professor O. Olakanpo ('Distributive Trade - A critique of Government Policy', in Nig. Jl. Econ. and Soc. St., 5 (1963), 2). The emphasis is on food distribution. The approach is institutional, concentrating on food retailing institutions such as grocery stores, supermarkets and open markets. The objective is to examine the structure of food retailing and how it affects market conduct and performance. Ref. notes, tables.