The Economics of the Distributive Trades (RLE Retailing and Distribution)

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Routledge, Aug 9, 2012 - Reference - 176 pages
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First published in 1971, The Economics of the Distributive Trades is a comprehensive analysis of all sectors of the British retailing sector, written by the then-head of the Research Department of the John Lewis Partnership. Using economic statistics and modelling, Patrick McAnally examines the the full range of the retailing business, from output to competition, pricing, assortment and transport to location, staff and finance, and in doing so provides an invaluable snapshot of the state of the distributive trades at the end of the Sixties.

First published 1971.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
13
2 The Output of the Distributive Trades
20
3 Competition
33
4 Pricing
43
5 Assortment
58
6 Transport and Storage
74
7 Location of Shops
86
8 Economic Use of a Site
103
9 Services
114
10 Use of People
124
11 Finance
136
12 Summary in Economists Categories
149
First Statistical Exhibit Census of Distribution 1966
155
Second Statistical Exhibit Wholesale Trade Inquiry 1965
156
Index with bibliographical details and notes on firms etc referred to in the text
159
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