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Location planning in charity retailing

Location planning in charity retailing
Location planning in charity retailing
Purpose: this paper seeks to evaluate the particular conditions informing locational decision making and related network planning in the charity retail sector. Its purpose is to identify both differences and commonalities with related debates that have been focussed very largely on the grocery sector and the superstore format. Its wider purpose is to contribute to the growing literature on charity retailing which has not considered this aspect of retail management in detail.

Design/methodology/approach: details the particularities of charity retailing locational decision making and network planning through a detailed case-study consideration of a hospice charity's emerging retail store network.

Findings: finds that existing conceptual and practical considerations pertaining to locational decision making in retailing require a nuanced re-revaluation in relation to the locational and network planning of charity retailers. Identifies the importance of supply chain (stock donators) and workforce factors together with the customer demand in informing locational decision making.

Originality/value: detailed academic consideration of location planning in the charity shop sector is absent in the literature. The paper addresses this
0959-0552
536-550
Alexander, Andrew
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Cryer, David
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Wood, Steve
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Alexander, Andrew
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Cryer, David
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Wood, Steve
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Alexander, Andrew, Cryer, David and Wood, Steve (2008) Location planning in charity retailing. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 36 (7), 536-550. (doi:10.1108/09590550810880570).

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Purpose: this paper seeks to evaluate the particular conditions informing locational decision making and related network planning in the charity retail sector. Its purpose is to identify both differences and commonalities with related debates that have been focussed very largely on the grocery sector and the superstore format. Its wider purpose is to contribute to the growing literature on charity retailing which has not considered this aspect of retail management in detail.

Design/methodology/approach: details the particularities of charity retailing locational decision making and network planning through a detailed case-study consideration of a hospice charity's emerging retail store network.

Findings: finds that existing conceptual and practical considerations pertaining to locational decision making in retailing require a nuanced re-revaluation in relation to the locational and network planning of charity retailers. Identifies the importance of supply chain (stock donators) and workforce factors together with the customer demand in informing locational decision making.

Originality/value: detailed academic consideration of location planning in the charity shop sector is absent in the literature. The paper addresses this

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Published date: 2008

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Local EPrints ID: 178225
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/178225
ISSN: 0959-0552
PURE UUID: 147e19f5-fd19-4172-9667-a430ed7a1485

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Date deposited: 24 Mar 2011 08:32
Last modified: 26 Feb 2019 17:33

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Author: Andrew Alexander
Author: David Cryer
Author: Steve Wood

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