Retail innovation and shopping practices: consumers' reaction to self-service retailing

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Retail innovation and shopping practices: consumers' reaction to self-service retailing

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dc.contributor.author Alexander, Andrew en_US
dc.contributor.author Phillips, Simon en_US
dc.contributor.author Shaw, Gareth en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-13T11:22:13Z en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-19T16:05:48Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.description.abstract In this paper we address the related issues of retail innovation, changing shopping practices, and shopping geographies. We do so in relation to the spread of self-service grocery stores, and particularly the supermarket, in the postwar retail environment of Britain (1950 – 70), arguing that this juncture provides a propitious opportunity to study the relationship between changing practices of retailing and consumption. We highlight shoppers’ selective adoption of new self-service formats in relation to certain product categories and argue that this can be explained in part by reference to the socially embedded nature of women food shoppers’ behaviours and in particular the influence of contemporary notions of the ‘good housewife’. We support our argument by reference to a wide range of contemporary documentary material relating to postwar shopping including market research reports, the publications of local consumer groups, and selected retailer and government archive sources. en_GB
dc.identifier.citation Vol. 40, Issue 9, pp. 2204 - 2221 en_GB
dc.identifier.doi 10.1068/a39117 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10036/3391 en_US
dc.language.iso en en_GB
dc.publisher Pion en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.envplan.com/abstract.cgi?id=a39117 en_GB
dc.relation.url http://www.envplan.com/A.html en_GB
dc.subject Retail innovation en_GB
dc.subject Supermarkets en_GB
dc.subject Self-service grocery stores en_GB
dc.title Retail innovation and shopping practices: consumers' reaction to self-service retailing en_GB
dc.type Article en_GB
dc.date.available 2012-02-13T11:22:13Z en_US
dc.date.available 2013-03-19T16:05:48Z
dc.identifier.issn 0308-518X en_US
exeter.contacts.depositing-owner-email Shaw, Gareth <G.Shaw@exeter.ac.uk> en_US
exeter.contacts.impersonator-email Evans, Jill <Jill.Evans@exeter.ac.uk> en_US
exeter.contacts.owner-email Shaw, Gareth <G.Shaw@exeter.ac.uk> en_US
dc.description Authors' draft also available on Surrey eprints repository at http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk. Final version available online at http://www.envplan.com/ en_GB
dc.identifier.journal Environment and Planning A en_GB
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pubs.organisational-data /Symplectic Joint Venture/Exeter/All Exeter Users en_US
pubs.organisational-data /Symplectic Joint Venture/Exeter/University of Exeter Business School en_US
pubs.organisational-data /Symplectic Joint Venture/Exeter/University of Exeter Business School/All Academic Staff (UEBS) en_US
pubs.organisational-data /Symplectic Joint Venture/Exeter/University of Exeter Business School/All Researchers (R+T&R) (UEBS) en_US
pubs.organisational-data /Symplectic Joint Venture/Exeter/University of Exeter Business School/Business and Management en_US
pubs.organisational-data /Symplectic Joint Venture/Exeter/University of Exeter Business School/Teaching & Research (T&R) (UEBS) en_US


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