Benchmarking Retail Productivity Considering Retail Pricing and Format Strategy

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleBenchmarking Retail Productivity Considering Retail Pricing and Format Strategy Author(S)Dinesh K. Gauri (Author)
Abstract  With increased competitive pressures in the grocery retailing industry, managers have greater interest in measuring the productivity of the stores of their own chain relative to the other similar stores. In this paper, we measure and compare the inefficiencies of major grocery retailers across various formats and pricing strategies using stochastic frontier (SF) methodology. Using a unique dataset covering 2500 stores across 50 chains, we find that the average inefficiency was about 28.59 percent. Kroger and Wal-Mart are found to be the least inefficient chains with inefficiencies of 2.18 percent and 3.06 percent respectively ...Paginationp 1-14
SubjectCommerceDescriptorsRetail trade
Journal TitleJournal of Retailing  
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