Academic literature review

E-commerce of Seafood – A Review of Existing Research

Voldnes, Gøril; Pleym, Ingelinn Eskildsen; Ageeva, Tatiana N; Alm, Siril; Nyrud, Thomas; Rosnes, Jan Thomas

Publication details

Journal: Journal of International Food & Agribusiness Marketing, p. 1–33–33, 2020

Publisher: Routledge

International Standard Numbers:
Printed: 0897-4438
Electronic: 1528-6983

Open Access: none

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This review presents the current status of knowledge on e-commerce trade of groceries, and perishable foods, and offers highlights of the different important aspects crucial for trading quality seafood through e-commerce channels. The perishable nature of seafood requires particular care to maintain its quality and nutritional content throughout the supply chain to avoid waste and losses. E-commerce of grocery goods is increasing and knowledge about what is needed to secure the quality of highly perishable products through e-commerce channels is lacking. This involves knowledge into several disciplines. Thus, a cross-disciplinary search through 35 databases was conducted that revealed 2575 articles using different search words relevant for the diverse disciplines in combination with e-commerce. Results reveal limited focus on seafood and e-commerce and need for greater cross-disciplinary research attention in the future.