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LIMA-FILHO, Dario de O; OLIVEIRA, Leidy Diana de S de; WATANABE, Eluiza AM and MAEMURA, Marcia Mitiê D. Purchase policies to fresh fruit and vegetables in supermarkets in Campo Grande, Brazil. Hortic. Bras. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.1, pp.132-136. ISSN 0102-0536. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-05362012000100022.
This study aims to analyze purchase policies to fruits and vegetables in supermarkets in Campo Grande, Brazilian Midwest. Thirteen interviews were conducted with representatives from supermarkets, small, medium and large, responsible for purchasing fresh vegetables. By analyzing the responses obtained through interviews, we can observe that producers make almost the entire supply of fruits and vegetables in large supermarkets from other states, and the small and medium establishments usually buy more with the local producer. For retailers, the fruits and vegetables represent an important factor to create internal circulation of customers in stores and a factor of attraction of clients too, in addition, this products offer high profitability. For the supermarket, the fruits and vegetables locally produced are fresher and have lower comparative cost. However, supply regularity, the volume and variety offered by local producers are considered unsatisfactory.
Keywords : vegetables purchase; supermarket; local development.