Abstract Household food waste is a significant environmental challenge, and almost half of the total global food waste comes from households. Thus, it is crucial to understand why food is wasted at home. This paper proposes a new method, Fridge Studies, that provides knowledge on food waste drivers adding to the research currently documenting the amounts […]
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Abstract New digital food platforms are being launched accompanied with the promise of also promoting more sustainable food consumption. However, despite some success, many of these efforts to digitally reconfigure consumers food practices fail. The aim of this paper is to empirically explore, conceptualize and explain such failures. Taking a practice theory approach, and drawing […]
Devising food consumption: complex households and the socio-material work of meal box schemes Christian Fuentes & Emma Samsioe ABSTRACT The aim of this paper is to explore how digitally-enabled food provisioning platforms reconfigure households’ food consumption. Taking a market studies approach, and drawing on an ethnographic study of 15 households signing up to meal box […]
Abstract: This paper makes use of a unique dataset on the population of online food provisioning services to shed light on the organization of the food e-commerce in the Italian context. Building on the opposition between pipelines and platforms, we propose a categorization of the different forms of organization within each business model and examine […]
The report summarises key findings emerged from the analysis of a cross-country dataset on online food provisioning services gathered for the project PLATEFORMS. The objective of the present work is to provide a general description of online food provisioning services in Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway and Sweden with a special focus on pipelines and platforms. […]
Christian Fuentes from the Swedish team in Plateforms has published the article entitled: Unpacking package free shopping: Alternative retailing and the reinvention of the practice of shopping, in the journal of Retailing and Consumer Services. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0969698918310476?dgcid=author A story about the article in Swedish is to be found here. Abstract The aim of this paper is […]