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Location planning in charity retailing

Alexander, A, Cryer, D and Wood, S (2008) Location planning in charity retailing International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 36 (7). pp. 536-550.

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Abstract

Purpose – This paper seeks to evaluate the particular conditions informing locational decision making and related network planning in the charity retail sector. Its purpose is to identify both differences and commonalities with related debates that have been focussed very largely on the grocery sector and the superstore format. Its wider purpose is to contribute to the growing literature on charity retailing which has not considered this aspect of retail management in detail. Design/methodology/approach – Details the particularities of charity retailing locational decision making and network planning through a detailed case-study consideration of a hospice charity's emerging retail store network. Findings – Finds that existing conceptual and practical considerations pertaining to locational decision making in retailing require a nuanced re-revaluation in relation to the locational and network planning of charity retailers. Identifies the importance of supply chain (stock donators) and workforce factors together with the customer demand in informing locational decision making. Originality/value – Detailed academic consideration of location planning in the charity shop sector is absent in the literature. The paper addresses this.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Alexander, AUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Cryer, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wood, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2008
Identification Number : 10.1108/09590550810880570
Copyright Disclaimer : © Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2008
Additional Information : This article is © Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here. Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited. Andrew Alexander, David Cryer, Steve Wood, (2008) "Location planning in charity retailing", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 36 Iss: 7, pp.536 - 550
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 14:39
Last Modified : 13 Oct 2017 13:55
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/209771

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