Marketing Geography (RLE Retailing and Distribution): With special reference to retailing

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Routledge, Oct 2, 2012 - Reference - 320 pages
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This book is concerned with the spatial aspects of the distributive trades. It provides a comprehensive insight into the relationship between consumer demand and retail supply in the context of both recent business trends and increasing planning controls. It unites a wide variety of theories and techniques to the practical problems confronting businessmen and planners and draws together the findings of a vast research literature on the geography of retailing. Extensive comparisons are drawn between conditions in North America and Western Europe.

Originally published 1976.

‘A valuable and welcome undergraduate textbook.’ Environment and Planning

‘Recommended unreservedly to managers and planners in the distributive trades and to all those who are concerned with the implications of current trends in the provision of shopping facilities.’ Retail Distribution and Management


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1 The Scope of Marketing Geography
2 Traditional and Theoretical Frameworks of Study
3 Growth and Developments in the Distributive Trades
4 National and Regional Systems of Centres
5 Business Land Uses Inside the City
6 Changes in the Urban Business Pattern
7 Consumer Behaviour and Space Preferences in Shopping
8 Forecasting and Allocation Techniques
9 Store Location and Store Assessment Research
10 Conclusion
Author Index
Subject Index

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About the author (2012)

Davies was a founder director of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management in 1985. He is the author of numerous books and articles and has been a consultant to several UK and international retail and development companies, through his company Retailing and Planning Associates. He is presently Emeritus fellow at Templeton College and a visiting professor in retail management at the University of Surrey.

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