Traditional pattern• Wants local access • Willing to travel to a to low order goods shopping centre for such as bread, milk, goods with a higher newspapers which value which are are bought on a purchased less Based on regular basis, often 2 factors often, such as daily, especially if household and perishable electrical goods, clothes and shoes
So…• Local needs were met • Higher value goods by corner shops in were purchased in the areas of terraced town centre/CBD and housing and suburban required a trip by shopping parades bus/car
In the last 30 years technology hashad a major influence on the patterns of retailing…
• Supermarkets began to be built in residential areas and town centres• Sold a range of food and non-food items• Expanded into larger hypermarkets with An important factor in this development electrical goods was the rise in car ownership – load up once a week with the ‘big shop’.
• Growth of non-food retail parks• Housed DIY, carpet and furniture stores like Focus, Do It All, B&Q, MFI etc.• Many built on the outskirts of town with easy access to main roads• Warehouse type buildings, Distinguished inside by design often uniform in design and by display outside
• Huge out-of-town shopping centres were built• On periphery of large urban areas• Close to major motorways (some even with their own junctions)• Some of the best known are Trafford Centre, Meadowhall, Bluewater, and the Metrocentre
• E-commerce and e-tailers are growing – Electronic home shopping using the internet and digital television.• Supermarkets offer online Many people still shopping facilities, with want to examine delivery to the door items before purchase• The impact upon other shops is yet to be fully Farmers markets researched, but the effects are growing in can be over-emphasised numbers – people willing to travel further for quality