Edward McLaughlin

Edward McLaughlin

David J. Nolan Interim Dean

201C Warren Hall
(607) 255-3169

My professional focus is marketing and retailing. The Food Industry Management Program (FIMP) that I direct conducts research and extends the results of that research to the food industry and public beyond. FIMP also offers a dozen executive education programs each year customized for both individuals and companies. Before being appointed Interim Dyson Dean, I served as the Associate Director of the Dyson School and for 20 years directed the Undergraduate Business Program, the largest undergraduate major at Cornell.

Research Focus

Food Marketing
Food Retailing

Outreach and Extension Focus

Extension Bulletins:

• McLaughlin, Edward. W., Kristen S. Park, and Gerard Hawkes (2015). Produce Industry Procurement: Changing Preferences and Practices. E.B. 15-10, Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Ithaca, NY.”

Case Studies:

• McLaughlin, E. W. (2015). On-Line Food Shopping: Peapod Finds a Path. Purdue University
• McLaughlin, E. W. (2014). Smart & Final: Catching the Next Wave of Growth. Regents of the University of California.
• McLaughlin, E. W. (2011). Giant Pursues Ukrops. McGraw-Hill.
• McLaughlin, E. W. (2011). Private Label Positioning—the Case of Harris Teeter. McGraw-Hill.
• McLaughlin, E. W. (2010). The Ripe Stuff: Schnuck's Produce Challenge. Regents of the University of California.

Teaching Focus

Marketing, general
Marketing, food industry

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award 2013 "Taxing Food and Beverages: Theory, Evidence, and Policy" (2013) American Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Best Paper Award 2007, “Guest Satisfaction and Restaurant Performance", Cornell Hospitality Quarterly 2007 48:284-298 (2008) Cornell Hospitality Quarterly
  • Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow (2007) Cornell University
  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Research and Communication (2000) Food Distribution Research Society
  • SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching (1998)

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

  • McLaughlin, E. W., Gomez, M., & Hardesty, S. (2014). Can Local Food Markets Expand? Growing Local: Case Studies on Local Food Supply Chains King R.P., M. Hand and M.I. Gómez (ed.), University of Nebraska Press.
  • McLaughlin, E. W., & Gomez, M. (2014). Food Distribution. Introduction to the US Food System: Public Health, Environment and Equity Neff, R. (ed.), Jossey-Bass.

Research Reports

  • Gomez, M., & McLaughlin, E. W. (2010). Comparing the Structure, Size, and Performance of Local and Mainstream Food Supply Chains, ERR-99, U.S. Dept. of Agr., Econ. Res. Serv. June 2010. USDA, ERS, Washington, DC.