Examines the Japanese food distribution channel structure with special emphasis on food wholesalers and food retailers. Contrasts these two areas with the comparable US functions. Reviews channel inefficiencies in Japan with attention to historical development, regulations, consumer attitudes and food shopping behaviour, transportation and logistics, transportation alternatives, consolidation and new developments, distribution centres and information processing. Presents key issues for Japanese logistics in the future.
Childs, N. and Lawler Batista, B. (1994), "Japanese Food Wholesaling: US Comparisons and Future Issues", International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 24 No. 7, pp. 26-34. https://doi.org/10.1108/09600039410070966Download as .RIS
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