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Local food marketing: Factors for growth of small agri-food businesses in the UK.

This study aims to understand local food and explore the barriers to development for small innovative food businesses

Year of Publication2010

This study aims to understand local food and explore the barriers to development for small innovative food businesses. Research was conducted through depth interviews and a survey in North‐West England. Results indicate that small business success can be subjective and performance dependent on business aims. Issues concerning access to finance, burden of regulations and the need for support from industry networks and government were identified. Lack of an official and recognised definition of the term “local food” had implications for marketing strategy. Small businesses recognise that customers are increasingly concerned with food provenance and traceability, but that they and their representative associations need to do more to make these links.

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local food small business growth uk
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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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