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Sandgren, F. (2016). Toward a Simple Framework for Writing Histories of the Distributive Trades. Journal of Macromarketing, 36(3), 287-303.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Toward a Simple Framework for Writing Histories of the Distributive Trades
2016 (English)In: Journal of Macromarketing, ISSN 0276-1467, E-ISSN 1552-6534, Vol. 36, no 3, 287-303 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article presents a simple analytic framework that can be used to write economic histories of the distributive trades whereboth retailing and wholesaling are systematically discussed. It is argued that a focus on the innovation of formats of distribution, inturn related to technological and organizational innovations and institutions, laws, rules and norms, is a fruitful approach whenanalyzing national histories of this economic sector and when making international comparisons. The framework is derived fromprevious historical studies, where a selection of ten major works is analyzed and discussed. The major strengths of the suggestedframework are that it is firmly grounded in previous discussions, but also that it is simple, focused on important aspects, and adaptableto any place or any time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016
Keyword
economic history, marketing history, innovation, institutions, retailing, innovation of formats, macromarketing
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-262892 (URN)10.1177/0276146715605145 (DOI)000382589100005 ()
Projects
Innovation och institutionell förändring inom svensk varuhandel 1750-2010
Funder
Torsten Söderbergs stiftelse
Available from: 2015-09-22 Created: 2015-09-22 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, F. (2015). An easy sell? The introduction of a deep frozen food system in Sweden 1945-1970. In: : . Paper presented at Evolution of the retail trade in the 20th century. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An easy sell? The introduction of a deep frozen food system in Sweden 1945-1970
2015 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keyword
retailing history deep freezing
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-291427 (URN)
Conference
Evolution of the retail trade in the 20th century
Projects
Innovation och institutionell förändring inom svensk varuhandel 1750-2010
Funder
Torsten Söderbergs stiftelse, E26/12
Available from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2016-05-02
Sandgren, F. (2014). Co-operatives and the Social Question: the co-operative movement in northern and eastern Europe (1880-1950) [Review]. Historisk Tidskrift (S), 134(1), 112-114.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Co-operatives and the Social Question: the co-operative movement in northern and eastern Europe (1880-1950)
2014 (English)In: Historisk Tidskrift (S), ISSN 0345-469X, Vol. 134, no 1, 112-114 p.Article, book review (Other academic) Published
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-228375 (URN)000336235000014 ()
Note

Mary Hilson, Pirjo Markkola & Ann-Catrin Östman (red.), Co- operatives and the Social Question, anm. av Fredrik Sandgren

Available from: 2014-07-14 Created: 2014-07-11 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, F. (2014). The Freeze-chain Completed?: When the Deep Frozen Food System Invaded the Swedish Kitchen 1945-1960. In: : . Paper presented at European Social Science History Conference. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Freeze-chain Completed?: When the Deep Frozen Food System Invaded the Swedish Kitchen 1945-1960
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
Keyword
Refrigeration technologies kitchen history
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-291428 (URN)
Conference
European Social Science History Conference
Funder
Torsten Söderbergs stiftelse, E26/12
Available from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2016-05-02
Sandgren, F. (2013). Det är inte högskolan som är problemet. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Det är inte högskolan som är problemet
2013 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Keyword
Högskolepedagogik, kunskapsproduktion
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214635 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-09
Sandgren, F. (2013). Penningpolitiken måste anpassas för en strukturkris. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Penningpolitiken måste anpassas för en strukturkris
2013 (Swedish)Other (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Keyword
penningpolitik, strukturkris
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-214634 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-09 Created: 2014-01-09 Last updated: 2014-01-09
Sandgren, F. (2013). Towards another theory of structural change in the distributive trades: a Schönian approach. In: : . Paper presented at European Business History Conference. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Towards another theory of structural change in the distributive trades: a Schönian approach
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-291430 (URN)
Conference
European Business History Conference
Funder
Torsten Söderbergs stiftelse, E26/12
Available from: 2016-05-02 Created: 2016-05-02 Last updated: 2016-05-02
Sandgren, F. (2012). Mellan bruk och bonde: Organisationen av spannmålshandeln i Västmanlands län 1770-1870. Lund: Sekel Bokförlag.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mellan bruk och bonde: Organisationen av spannmålshandeln i Västmanlands län 1770-1870
2012 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Denna bok handlar om spannmålshandel i 1800-talets Sverige. I centrum för studien står denna verksamhet i Västmanlands län och på Ferna bruk i Gunnilbo socken. Undersökningen består av fyra delstudier: ett försök att fastställa omfattningen av spannmålshandeln i Västmanland; hur denna organiserades på orter som Västerås, Köping och Strömsholm; hur järnbruket Ferna hanterade sin spannmålsförsörjning samt varifrån den marknadsförda spannmålen kan ha kommit. Den västmanländska bergslagen var ett underskottsområde för spannmål där bruksnäringen samtidigt stod för en förhållandevis omfattande och stabil efterfrågan. Betydande volymer spannmål fördes in via Mälaren. Under 1800-talet ökade dock bruken sin egen produktion av vissa spannmålsslag samtidigt som den lokala produktionen ökade i Västmanland. En stor del av spannmålen kom under hela perioden från Stockholm. Det var ett litet antal aktörer som stod för en stor andel av spannmålsinförseln. Ferna bruk såg till att kontraktera spannmål i god tid och till goda priser. Bruket hade stabila kontakter över tid, men drog sig inte för att byta vid behov. Undersökningen går fram till 1860-talet. Under detta decennium inleddes en ny epok för spannmålshandeln. Tågtransporter blev mer förekommande och verksamheten sköttes av alltmer specialiserade spannmålshandlare. En mer utvecklad marknad för spannmål hade uppstått, men som boken visar hade den inte uppstått ut intet

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Sekel Bokförlag, 2012. 124 p.
Keyword
spannmålshandel, spannmålsmarknad, bruk, köpmän, 1800-tal
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-185345 (URN)978-91-87199-01 (ISBN)
Projects
Marknaden, bönderna och staten. Den svenska spannmålsmarknadens förändring 1770-1870 ur ett institutionellt perspektiv
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, 1998-0309:1
Available from: 2012-11-22 Created: 2012-11-22 Last updated: 2013-01-16Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, F. (2011). A new quest for efficiency: the post war programme of the Federation of Swedish Wholesalers (1ed.). In: Mikael Lönnborg, Paulina Rytkönen (Ed.), Business History in Sweden = Näringslivshistoria i Sverige (pp. 212-236). Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>A new quest for efficiency: the post war programme of the Federation of Swedish Wholesalers
2011 (English)In: Business History in Sweden = Näringslivshistoria i Sverige / [ed] Mikael Lönnborg, Paulina Rytkönen, Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2011, 1, 212-236 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In the mid 1950s the activities of the Federation of Swedish Wholesalers (Sveriges Grossistförbund/SGF) were considered by the OEEC to be among the forerunners concerning the rationalization of European wholesaling. From the 1940s the SGF started to develop more systematic policies and activities to promote the rationalization of Swedish wholesaling. One important effort was the formation of the Wholesale Research Institute in 1943. Another was to produce and circulate publications, some aimed at the public, others for internal use, where measures to promote and implement means to create more efficient and profitable wholesale businesses were discussed. The focus of this paper is to analyze these publications, which I have labeled ”The Post War Program” of the SGF. The Post War Program of the SGF will be put into a wider context by discussing the general debate on rationalization of the distribution sector and also the important Post War Program of the Swedish Labor Movement, a program stressing the need for rationalization of the economy including arguments for increased government intervention or nationalization in case of markets failures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Möklinta: Gidlunds förlag, 2011 Edition: 1
Keyword
Rationalisering, varuhandel, Sveriges Grossistförbund, branschorganisation
National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163290 (URN)978-91-7844-828-9 (ISBN)
Projects
Ett regionalt och organisatoriskt perspektiv på innovationsspridning inom svensk dagligvaruhandel 1900-2000
Available from: 2011-12-09 Created: 2011-12-09 Last updated: 2012-08-07Bibliographically approved
Sandgren, F. (2011). An easy sell? The introduction of a deep frozen food system in Sweden 1945-1970. Paper presented at Chord conference. Food and Beverages: Retailing, Distribution and Consumption in Historical Perpective, Telford, UK, September 7-8, 2011. .
Open this publication in new window or tab >>An easy sell? The introduction of a deep frozen food system in Sweden 1945-1970
2011 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Deep frozen food was one of the most important technological developments when the distribution system was modernised and rationalised in the post WW2 era. While the technique of cold storage and transports was developed and used already in the late 19th century, the boom in consumption of deep frozen food relied on the development of a unbroken distribution chain of frozen food from the producer to the final consumer, and this development did not take place in earnest in Europe until the 1940s and 1950s.

Similar to the case of self-service Sweden was one the prime movers in Europe concerning the development of a system for deep frozen food. Pioneers such as Findus, producer of vegetables and berries, started production of deep frozen food already in the mid 1940s, while the major actors in the grocery trades started constructing cold stores in the late 1940s.

The real challenge was however to convince the retailers and the customers (both private and commercial) to adopt the new technique and the new products and ultimately to install freezing equipment in the stores and in their homes or in restaurants and canteens. This development was more gradual over the 1950s and 1960s, although there was an explosion of the consumption of deep frozen food in the 1950s.

Similar to the development of self-service in Sweden, a number of actors was involved in the lobbying for and also practical development of the system of deep frozen food. One important actor was the producers of equipment for deep frozen products. Other actors involved were of course the producers, wholesalers and retailers of deep frozen food. Trade associations such as the Bureau for Deep Freezing was linking all above actors with for instance the The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, while also the trade associations of the retailers and wholesalers were active in the development process.

The aim of this paper is to study the Swedish discussion surrounding the system of deep frozen food 1945-1970. I will use journals and possibly also business archives from the actors involved in the discussion. The study will show what arguments for and possibly also against deep frozen food that was used in order to further the development of the system of deep frozen food in Sweden.

National Category
Economic History
Research subject
Economic History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-163294 (URN)
Conference
Chord conference. Food and Beverages: Retailing, Distribution and Consumption in Historical Perpective, Telford, UK, September 7-8, 2011
Projects
Ett regionalt och organisatoriskt perspektiv på innovationsspridning inom svensk dagligvaruhandel 1900-2000
Available from: 2011-12-09 Created: 2011-12-09 Last updated: 2012-08-07Bibliographically approved
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