Retail Food Distribution Career Pathway MapsDOWNLOAD FILE
June 24, 2021 - Author: Judith Barry, Jeannine La Prad, Megan Elyse Williams, and Mary Freeman
The retail food distribution pathway encompasses occupations involved in selling and distribution of food directly to individual consumers in a retail setting. Most jobs in this subsector are in grocery stores.
Career pathways for retail food distribution
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The maps below indicate the top occupations in this field as well as wages, opportunities for advancement, typical time to advance, education required, and on-the-job training.
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The authors wish to acknowledge and express appreciation to all the stakeholders and employers who contributed their time and knowledge to this research.
The authors thank Andrea Weiss of MSU Center for Regional Food Systems (CRFS) for guidance and formatting, Lindsay Mensch of CRFS for proofing and web publishing, Rachel Kelly of CRFS for editing, and Charli Holloway of Charli ReNae Design for the design of the career pathway maps.
This work was made possible through funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and MSU Extension.
Barry, J., La Prad, J., Williams, M., & Freeman, M. (2021). Retail food distribution career pathway maps. Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems. https://foodsystems.msu.edu/resources/retail-food-distribution-career-pathway-maps
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