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    Large Department Stores – Part 1

    Today department stores contain a number of different sections that that means that most people are able to do the majority of their shopping in one store.

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    Shopping Malls

    Shopping malls have been created to replace the top retail stores being located in the old city centres. The shopping mall usually comprises of one or two buildings that have several different floors.

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    Modern-day Markets

    Markets were the first places where people were to trade in goods. In past times they were often situated at nodal points of transport networks.

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Harvey Nicholls

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Another large store that opened in this period was Harvey Nicholls which is located in Knightsbridge and opened in 1831.

SF Cinema City

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The mall also includes a 42 story hotel, the Centre Point, and is also home to SF Cinema City and a Supermarket.

Trajan’s Forum

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In Rome there was the Trajan’s Forum. This was an area of four levels of buildings where goods were bought and sold.


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Large Department Stores – Part 2

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As societies became more industrialized at the start of the 20th century more and people were now able to afford to be able to shop in the department store. However society was producing different levels of wealth, with the upper classes being able to shop regularly at stores like Harvey Nicholls and Harrods, while the […]

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Large Department Stores – Part 1

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Today department stores contain a number of different sections that that means that most people are able to do the majority of their shopping in one store. The stores have been emerging since the middle of the 19th century when they started to appear in the UK, France and the United States. Department stores became […]

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Shopping Malls

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Shopping malls have been created to replace the top retail stores being located in the old city centres. The shopping mall usually comprises of one or two buildings that have several different floors. Some of the levels will specialize in different types of shopping and the result is that all of the town’s retail requirements […]

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Modern-day Markets

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Markets were the first places where people were to trade in goods. In past times they were often situated at nodal points of transport networks. A settlement with good communications could be guaranteed a market as it was fairly certain there would be enough passing trade to supply the stalls with a regular amount of […]

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The History of Retail

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Retail is the selling of goods and services to consumers in order to make a profit. It does not matter how an advanced society we have become this type of economic activity has been in operation since man first occupied the planet. Today the amount of retail available is vast and can range from the […]

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