TRANSFOP researchers present on-going research at a specially organised session at the AAEA in Washington, in early August (2013).

The use of scanner data to identify the dynamics of retail food prices in the UK

Tim Lloyd (University of Nottingham) presented joint research with Steve McCorriston (University of Exeter), Wyn Morgan and Evious Zvogu (both University of Nottingham) at a conference on Competition and Strategies in the Retailing Industry held in Toulouse on the 16th-17th May, 2011. The paper focuses on the use of scanner data to identify the dynamics of retail food prices in the UK. Covering a 3 year period and with data covering more than 230,000 observations, they pay particular attention to the role of sales in retail price dynamics. The results indicate that sales are an important feature of price behaviour among the major UK food retailers and the results indicate that much of the dynamics of retail price behaviour arises from the retailing sector rather than being driven by ‘common’ events originating from elsewhere in the food chain. TRANSFOP Consortium researcher Vincent Requillart provided valuable comments on the paper.

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