Sustainable food supply networks in the Chinese supermarket sector

This paper analyses the current status of Chinese supermarkets food supply network in terms of agricultural products and the ways supermarkets ensure food quality from different food sources. The local geographical context and guanxi network are also considered in this study. An improved supply mode (logistics) for agricultural food for the Chinese supermarket sector is proposed which aims to ensure supermarkets and their supply chain partners remain profitable whilst ensuring high quality, safe agricultural food products.