An Economic Analysis of the Food Distribution Industry in the United States

North America, 1980

To identify key factors in how the food distribution industry has evolved over the years, the North America Council conducted industry analysis from companies that continuously operated or supplied food stores through the 1970s. The research found that one major effect during this time period was inflation. After the two decades of relative stability in food prices that followed World War II, sudden price increases hit consumers and the industry hard. Read the report below to find out how leading experts handled these trials then and how you can use these insights to develop business strategies.