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Un commerce alimentaire au lien ténu au territoire dans l’aire urbaine de Nantes

Abstract : To think of the food retail trade from the point of view of its territorialization is doubly original. Not only, is this intermediary link of the food systems often not present in scientific publications, but also territorial links are more generally considered in relation to location strategies. As part of the « Frugal » research project, two studies have focused on food retailing and place its in Nantes’s metropolitan area by selecting four categories of retail outlet: butchers’ shops, cheese shops, greengrocers’ shop and, secondarily, delicatessens. Based on aninventory and a questionnaire survey and semi-directive interviews, the analysis has been organised around a "triangle of territorialisation of retail trade". By combining location, supply and spatial strategies, it is shown that little importance is accorded to the notion of territory, even if by their location, retailers set up strategies to respond to the demands of surrounding populations. A “products” approach does not confirm a link between supply and territory, although it contributes to food retailing relocation strategies. The connection between retailing and territory is still to be built, putting into question the current conception of territorialised food projects.
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Christine Margetic, Louise de la Haye Saint Hilaire, Thomas Blandin, Maxime Marie, Luc Bodiguel. Un commerce alimentaire au lien ténu au territoire dans l’aire urbaine de Nantes. Géocarrefour - Revue de géographie de Lyon, Association des amis de la revue de géographie de Lyon, 2019, Les géographies du commerce alimentaire : vers de nouvelles territorialisation ?, 93 (3), 16 p. ⟨halshs-02481475⟩



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