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Case Quarterly Cases Publications

oikos Case Quarterly: Food Industry Issue 12, December 2013

The number of issues and implications the food industry faces in terms of sustainability is incommensurable. We hereby present four cases to help illustrate some of the most fundamental dilemmas, opportunities and challenges of the industry.

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→ Foreword

→Gerardo Lozano (EGADE, Mexico) – HEB International Supermarkets and the Banco de Alimentos de Caritas de Monterrey

→Roberto Gutiérrez (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) – Alpina Inc

→Darrell Brown, Phil Berko, Patrick Dedrick, Brie Hilliard and Joshua Pfleeger (Portland State University, USA) – Burgerville: Sustainability and Sourcing in a QSR Supply

→Ram Subramanian (Montclair State University, USA) – • Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc.: Food With Integrity

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