Review of Industrial Organization

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 1–18 | Cite as

Firm Survival and Chain Growth in a Privatized Retail Liquor Store Industry



This paper uses data on liquor retailing in Alberta since privatization to provide a description of the evolution of a privatized retail industry from the date of its creation. As well, this paper considers which factors contribute to the survival of stores and firms, and the growth and creation of retail liquor store chains. Location, and in particular whether a liquor store is located in a shopping center or near a supermarket, is associated with the survival of a liquor store.


Firm survival Liquor store Privatization Retail chain Shopping center Supermarket 

JEL Classification

L11 L81 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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