ISSN: 1648 - 4460

International Journal of Scholarly Papers


Transformations  in
Business & Economics

Transformations in
Business & Economics

  • © Vilnius University, 2002-2010
  • © Brno University of Technology, 2002-2010
  • © University of Latvia, 2002-2010
Buyer Power: Its Economic Concept and Competition
Rimantas Stanikunas

ABSTRACT. This article provides an analysis of the buyer power. The last twenty years have seen momentous changes in retail distribution including significant increases in concentration and increased reliance, especially in the grocery sector. Increasing retailers’ market concentration and impact on distributors and undertakings will be discussed and evaluated. Possible legal remedies for problems linked to buyer power also given as well as recommendations for the increasing effective competition.

KEYWORDS: buyer power, retailers’ concentration, competitive effects, two-tier market.

JEL classification: L40, L42, L81, D43.

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