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Shopping : some options from an expert. Charles Rawding: Edge Hill University
Source: D.Waugh & T.Bushell: Foundations (new edition). Stanley Thornes. (1996) p58 Traditional approaches to shopping Extract from book removed for copyright reasons. Extract illustrated corner shops, shopping streets, shopping malls and out of town shopping centres.
Additions to deletions from since the previous basket 1952/561962197419871995 Food and drinkRabbits Turnips Swedes PearsLard Prunes Condensed milk Beer in party containers Dried mashed potatoes Luncheon meat Frozen peasDried mashed potatoes Canned sweet cornAvocado Kiwi fruit Ready cooked meals FuelCandles Lamp oil Paraffin Butane gas Household equipment Tin kettlemangleOil heaterRoasting tin Electrical appliances Electric fire Washing machine Fridge cooker Tumble drier dishwasher Audio-visualTV monoRecord player cassette recorder Colour TV VHS recorder Personal stereo Radio Record player cassette recorder TV mono Changing components of the retail price index Source: Adapted from ODonoghue et al: 2006.
Geographies of consumption Shopping: some alternative approaches As consumer practice embedded in modernity Shopping in new locations The changing nature of retail locations The changing nature of retail operations
Shopping in new locations Out of town shopping centres
The changing nature of retail locations DateRetail environment Early 20 th centurySmall independent shops often occupying ground floor of residential properties. 1918 – 1960sGrowth of national chains – purpose-built shops to corporate designs 1960s – 1980sProgressive pedestrianisation of central areas. Development of indoor shopping centres in central areas. 1980s - presentConstruction of out-of-town shopping centres. Redevelopment / renewal of central area shopping Source: C.Rawding: Reading our landscapes. Chris Kington, Cambridge, 2007. p69
The changing nature of retail locations CompanyChurchill Square, Brighton Bull Ring, BirminghamBluewater CentreBristol Broadmead Marks & Spencer- House of Fraser-- John Lewis-- Clinton Cards- Waterstones-- W H Smith - Mothercare - Jessops- The Link Next Dorothy Perkins - Laura Ashley-- Miss Selfridge - Selfridges- - Top Shop- FCUK- Burger King- McDonalds-- Barratts Clarks Burton-- The Body Shop- Boots- Virgin Megastore - Pizza Hut-
The changing nature of retail locations CompanyChurchill Square, Brighton Bull Ring, BirminghamBluewater CentreBristol Broadmead Marks & Spencer- House of Fraser-- John Lewis-- - Clinton Cards- Waterstones-- W H Smith - Mothercare - - Jessops- - The Link - Next Dorothy Perkins - Laura Ashley-- Miss Selfridge - Selfridges- -- Top Shop- FCUK- Burger King- - McDonalds-- - Barratts Clarks Burton-- The Body Shop- Boots- Virgin Megastore - Pizza Hut- -
Top 10 clone towns with least local identity Top 10 home towns with most local identity ExeterHebden Bridge DumfriesPeebles StaffordBoness MiddlesbroughNormanton, West Yorkshire Weston-super-MareFrodsham WinchesterEmsworth NewportHadleigh, Suffolk DorchesterGreat Malvern CheltenhamLewes Burton on TrentGainsborough Source: The Guardian. 6 th June 2005. The changing nature of retail locations
Landscapes of globalisation and standardisation
Borsch packet soup and goulash ready-meals are the new battleground for British retailers and manufacturers as they meet the demand for home-grown comfort food from the country's burgeoning Polish community. An estimated 750,000 Poles - 2 per cent of the total Polish population - now live in Britain and the market opportunity afforded by the Polish pound (actually the zloty) is not going unnoticed. Nestle is going head to head with its arch-rival Heinz by bringing Winiary, its Knorr-style Polish food brand, to the UK. The brand is a household name in Poland, generating sales of around £100m and Nestle is to launch the bestselling product lines, including the white and red borsch-flavoured packet soup, stock cubes and favourite pudding, kisiel o smaku truskawkowym, a soft strawberry jelly. The move is backed by a campaign in Dziennik Polski, the daily Polish language paper which has a UK circulation of around 30,000. (Observer 24th June 2007) Food giants cash in on a taste of Poland Images of Polish food packets removed for copyright reasons
The Blue Jeans Story. Source: McPartland in Balderstone (2006) p171