Life after PPG6: recent UK food retailer responses to planning regulation tightening


Wood, Steve, Lowe, Michelle and Wrigley, Neil (2006) Life after PPG6: recent UK food retailer responses to planning regulation tightening. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 16, (1), 23-41. (doi:10.1080/09593960500453435).

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Despite ever-tightening retail planning regulation in the UK, the leading food retailers
have continued to add floor space in a remarkably consistent manner, progressively increasing
their domination of the market. This paper examines the innovative responses of those firms to
planning legislation—responses which have included: working within the constraints of that
regulation; exposing and exploiting flaws in the legislation, and circumventing its impacts by expansion
into more fragmented markets. Such responses, have in turn led to the further adaptation
of planning regulation in order to close a series of loopholes that the leading food retailers have
been quick to exploit to aid their expansion plans. The paper concludes by examining
more broadly what these developments imply for organizational adaptation and corporate restructuring.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0959-3969 (print)
Keywords: regulation, food retail, ppg6, urban regeneration, convenience store retail, organizational adaptation
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Geography > Economy, Culture, Space
University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 54947
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:37
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/54947

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