First published in 1971, The Economics of the Distributive Trades is a comprehensive analysis of all sectors of the British retailing sector, written by the then-head of the Research Department of the John Lewis Partnership. Using economic statistics and modelling, Patrick McAnally examines the the full range of the retailing business, from output to competition, pricing, assortment and transport to location, staff and finance, and in doing so provides an invaluable snapshot of the state of the distributive trades at the end of the Sixties.
First published 1971.
‘A valuable and welcome undergraduate textbook.’ Environment and Planning
‘Recommended unreservedly to managers and planners in the distributive trades and to all those who are concerned with the implications of current trends in the provision of shopping facilities.’ Retail Distribution and Management
1. Introduction 2. The Output of the Distributive Trades 3. Competition 4. Pricing 5. Assortment 6. Transport and Storage 7. Location of Shops 8. Economic Use of a Site 9. Services 10. Use of People 11. Finance 12. Summary in Economists’ Categories. First Statistical Exhibit. Second Statistical Exhibit. Index. Bibliography