|Authors:||Tale Ørving, Ross Owen Phillips|
|ISBN (digital version):||978-82-480-1958-9|
Full report - in Norwegian only
Distribution of short-haul food is given little attention and some of the most obvious consequences are e.g. extensive use of private cars to transport and pick up goods to / from outlets, little formal coordination and cooperation across small-scale manufacturers, manufacturers responsible for large parts of the value chain for their products and solutions that require a lot of customers. Growing interest in short-haul food in the population in combination with a large number of small-scale producers who fall outside the existing food distribution system (through e.g wholesalers) creates a great need for solutions that can contribute to a more efficient and climate-friendly distribution of short-haul food. Various forms of distribution centers were pointed out as an important part of the solution and a way to meet several of the challenges outlined in the report. There is a need for public support as it is too expensive for players in short-distance food to establish larger distribution centers for intermediate storage, transshipment and / or consolidation of food.