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Retail Trading in Britain 1850–1950

Retail Trading in Britain 1850–1950
A Study of Trends in Retailing with Special Reference to the Development of Co-operative, Multiple Shop and Department Store Methods of Trading

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  • Date Published: September 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107602731

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  • First published in 1954, this volume presents a description and analysis of trends in the structure, organisation and technique of the distributive trades in the United Kingdom from 1850 to 1950. Special attention in the work was given to the growth of large-scale retailing and changes in the character of consumer-demand and shopping habits in the shops themselves and in retailing techniques. The study was intended to provide a contribution to a little-explored aspect of the social and economic history of the British people and to the economics of distribution and of scale in distribution. This book is complementary to the earlier study issued by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research - The Distribution of Consumer Goods (Cambridge, 1950) - which examined the costs and methods of distribution in one year. It will remain of value to anyone interested in the history and development of the British economy.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107602731
    • length: 536 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of charts
    List of plates
    1. The transformation of the distributive trades, 1850–1914
    2. The distributive trades, 1914–39: the success of large-scale retailing
    3. The distributive trades in the Second World War and the post-war years, 1939–59: and suggestions as to future trends
    4. The development of large-scale retailing in different trades, 1850–1950: method of presentation of the data
    5. The grocery and provisions trade
    6. The meat trade
    7. The bread and flour confectionary trade
    8. The milk trade
    9. The fruit and vegetables and fish trades
    10. The chocolate and sugar confectionary trade
    11. The tobacco trade
    12. The newspaper, periodical and magazine, stationery and book trades
    13. The clothing trades
    14. The footwear trade
    15. The chemists' and druggists' trade
    16. The sewing machine, bicycle and perambulator, and radio and electrical goods trades
    17. The jewellery, toy, sports goods and fancy leather goods trades
    18. The furniture and furnishings trade
    19. The household goods and household stores trades
    General index
    Index of companies and firms.

  • Author

    James B. Jefferys

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