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  • Urban policy and retailing trends in Singapore
  • In Singapore, the major retailing trends have been the spatial distribution of retailing activities originally concentrated in the Central Area and the development of planned shopping centres. Such retail developments have simultaneously averted
  • decline in the Central Area and promoted the growth of suburban retail centres.
  • The concentration of capital in UK grocery retailing
  • Explaining retail GIS : the adoption, use and development of GIS by retail organisations in the Netherlands, the UK and Canada
  • Canada ; Decision ; Decision aid ; Geographical information system ; Netherlands (The) ; Professional organization ; Retail trade ; United Kingdom
  • Geographical Information Systems are increasingly being adopted by retail organisations for use within retail decision making activities. Based on an international survey of retail GIS and locational planning undertaken amongst retail organisations
  • in the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Canada, this report provides insight into the nature and extent of GIS adoption, use and development. Evidence across the three surveys suggests that the retail GIS market is buoyant, and that further growth and diffusion
  • of the technology can be predicted over the next few years, with increasing numbers of retail organisations in the Netherlands, UK and Canada looking to GIS to meet their growing data needs. - (AGD)
  • International expansion of an apparel retailer―Hennes and Mauritz of Sweden
  • Clothing ; Enterprise;Firm ; Export ; Firm economics ; Firm strategy ; Marketing channel ; Retail trade ; Shop ; Sweden
  • The international expansion of Hennes and Mauritz, a Swedish retailer of promotional apparel, is analyzed from a geographical viewpoint.―(l'A.).
  • Changes in the retail central place system in Yamanashi Prefecture
  • Competition ; Honshu ; Japan ; Market area ; Retail trade
  • The purpose of this paper is to analyse the changes in the retail central place system as the result of competition of trade areas in the case of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. - (KA)
  • Review of studies on the urban retailing system
  • Classification ; Land use ; Research ; Retail trade ; Town ; Urban area ; Urban planning
  • The purpose of this study is to review studies on the urban retailing system. - (KA)
  • Urban retailing system in Kushiro city
  • Economic system ; Hokkaido ; Japan ; Retail trade ; Time geography ; Urban society
  • This study aims to analyze the retailing system in Kushiro city separately in the daytime and in the morning and nighttime in 1988. - (KA)
  • The survival of archaic forms of retailing in rural Malaga province, Southern Spain
  • Andalusia ; Málaga ; Residential environment ; Retail trade ; Rural landscape ; Spain ; Village
  • The retail environment of 25 settlements in central Malaga province is investigated. A. finds a rudimentary type of retail establishment present in all villages in which the store is nearly indistinguishable from the domestic premises. He believes
  • that this sort of townscape fulfills vital psychological functions - emotional security and temporal continuity. However, modernization of the retail sector there is foreseen, with attendant changes to the social and cultural norms surrounding retailing. - (SLD)
  • Retail planning in the Netherlands in Retail planning in the European Community.
  • In this discussion of retail planning in the Netherlands the author starts with the development of the legislative framework since the economic depression of the 1930s. A second section provides a review of some recent problems and planning policies
  • affecting the distributive trades and a third section deals with some recent research contributions that have been made. Finally some conclusions are offered regarding future expectations in both retailing and retail planning research. (AGD).
  • Retail warehouse developments in Britain
  • The rapid growth in the number of retail warehouses has become an important element in the process of retail suburbanization taking place in Britain. This paper provides a brief outline of the development and locational pattern of retail warehouse
  • operations and it suggests that development strategies geared to raising profit levels must be seen as an important element in helping to explain both the introduction of this new style of retail outlet and the locational requirements adopted by retail
  • Recent trends on the retail location in the urban retailing system : a case study of Kushiro, Hokkaido
  • Agriculture ; Hokkaido ; Japan ; Retail trade ; Spatial competition ; Urban development
  • Enterprise ; Firm strategy ; Internationalization ; Investment ; Marketing channel ; Retail trade
  • Wal-Mart is the world's largest retailer. Its purchase of ASDA in 1999 illustrates the global scale of such modern retailing. The A. considers the implications of Wal-Mart's takeover of ASDA. The key drivers of that business success are analysed
  • . Its impact in Canada and Germany is examined. These considerations are placed in the context of theoretical discussions of retailing and the internationalisation of retailing.
  • Retail saturation, retail location, and retail competition: an analysis of British grocery retailing
  • Consumption ; Food trade ; Great Britain ; Location ; Market ; Retail trade ; Shopping centre ; Spatial analysis ; Store ; Supermarket ; United Kingdom
  • Retail restructuring and the strategic significance of food retailers' own-labels: a UK-USA comparison
  • Comparative study ; Competition ; Consumption ; Economic strategy ; Food industry chain ; Food product ; Food trade ; Innovation ; Regulation ; Retail trade ; Supply ; United Kingdom ; United States of America
  • Recognizing the use of food retailers' own-labels as a particular form of competitive strategy, the A. seeks to show how such a strategy is embedded within the different retailing environments of the United Kingdom and USA. The UK food retailers
  • are more allowed to execute own-label strategic action. In contrast, the US retailers have been restricted to lower levels of own-label trading. Different national contexts produce different power relations.
  • Retail and urban conservation
  • Retailing, public policy and urban retail planning. Proceedings of the international symposium
  • Inner city ; Lisbon ; Portugal ; Retail trade ; Urban life
  • Recently there has been a growing concern about urban environment and the quality of urban way of life. Usually, the revitalisation of urban activities is considered as one of the most important urban activities. The A. argues that retail can play
  • Creating competitive space : exploring the social and political maintenance of retail power
  • Activity space ; Competition ; Firm strategy ; Food trade ; Great Britain ; Regulation ; Retail trade ; Supplying ; Uneven development ; United Kingdom
  • The AA. explore the processes by which British corporate retailers are maintaining their predominance in food provision in the 1990s. They outline the key features of retailers' dynamic competitive space. They examine the regulatory mechanisms used
  • to influence policy development. The focus is on retailers' definitions and strategies associated with the provision of food quality.
  • The spatial differentiation of retail in Sofia in the context of urban transition
  • Bulgaria ; Impact ; Internationalization ; Retail trade ; Sofia ; Spatial differentiation ; Urban dynamics ; Urban structure
  • The article discusses at the case of Sofia some problems in retail development, like slow penetration of investments, an increased number of stores and pedlar sheds, food stores moving out of the city towards the periphery and the process
  • of internationalization of retail in the city, classified in three stages of transition. The study describes the changes in the retail trade situation presenting them as a result of the changed urban structure between the central part of the town and the new sub-centres
  • Institutional forces and retail change : a case study of metropolitan Toronto
  • Welfare and retail accessibility
  • A model of retail branch distribution