Author Archives: Keyleb

The Designer Stores

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The designer stores reflect the size and potential affluence of a shopping area. The term designer store implies that the contents of the store are going to be of the highest quality and those people who choose to shop in these store going to be prepared to pay a healthy amount of money in order […]

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The High Street Prior to Pedestrianisation – Taunton, Somerset

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For years the bustling high street was synonymous of all British towns and cities. Within this central area there were similar shops yet there was still enough space for the town to have such enterprises that reflected the areas own unique culture. In recent years these businesses have been put at high risk. The building […]

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The Supermarkets

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Supermarkets have evolved in the 20th and 21st centuries into massive businesses. The original aim of the supermarkets was to supply cut-price food stuffs to its customers, but today the range of goods that are sold is vast and includes all types of products. With department stores now selling food stuffs that is very little […]

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Sports Stores

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There are numerous ways that people can shop for sports goods. The market for sports goods is massive and there are a variety of ways that people can purchase the goods that they want. The term sports items can be associated with either clothing that is worn for sports activities, or equipment that is required […]

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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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