HCP Policy Brief No. 8: Improving the Profitability of Wet Market Food Vendors in China

  • The characteristics of individual vendors and their business operations have a more significant impact on business profits than more general socioeconomic factors. Policy interventions need to prioritize the former.
  • The profits of wet market vendors vary spatially in Nanjing, China. The average profit level in central urban districts is higher than in peri-urban districts.
  • Almost all determinants have more significant impacts on vendor profitability in peri-urban than urban areas. Measures should therefore be taken to improve the profitability of wet market vendors in peri-urban areas.

Xinxian Qi, Taiyang Zhong, Zhenzhong Si and Xianjin Huang

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