Moving Food Along the Value Chain: Innovations in Regional Food Distribution

Food Hubs, Food Security, Food Systems, Processes & Practices, Production, Retail, Supply Chains


Adam Diamond, James Barham - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service

This report examines the aggregation, distribution, and marketing of eight diverse food value chains to glean practical lessons about how they operate, the challenges they face, and how they take advantage of emerging opportunities for marketing differentiated food products. A focus on the operational details of food value chains—business networks that rely on coordination between food producers, distributors, and sellers to achieve common financial and social goals—demonstrates how to facilitate moving differentiated products from regional food suppliers and buyers to customers.  

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