The economic impact of modern retail on the EU food sector

This was a major project for the European Commission, led by Ernst & Young.

It examined whether changes in the concentration in the food retail sector affected consumer welfare,  particularly with regard to choice and innovation.  We undertook state-of-the-art panel data methods on highly disaggregated data on the product offer available within shops.

The full report and conclusions are published on the European Commission website.

To discuss this, or similar research, please contact Richard Lewney.

Richard Lewney Chairman