QES Advanced Scholar Yuan Yuan and the HCP team at Nanjing University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs publish article in World Development
QES Advanced Scholar Yuan Yuan, the HCP team at Nanjing University and the Balsillie School of International Affairs publish article on China’s supermarket revolution in the journal World Development. The paper revisits China’s “supermarket revolution” process and challenges the prediction of supermarket domination. It reveals that Nanjing’s food retailing system has been shaped by the complementarity and co-evolution of the wet market and the supermarket sectors with considerable policy support. The paper, therefore, contributes to the broader debates on the existing “supermarket revolution” theory by providing baseline evidence and new perspectives for understanding the food environment in urban China.