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Types Of Retailing


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To understand the different stores we shop in and food networks.

To understand the different stores we shop in and food networks.

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  • 1. Types of Retailing Aim: To find out what social and environmental impacts sites of consumption bring about.
  • 2.
    • Starter
    • Where would you and your family go to buy the following items?
    • (a) bread (b) shoes (c) a new PC or TV?
    • Give the name of the shop and its location (which town it's in).
    • Now compare your answers with the people sitting around you. What different locations and types of shops are mentioned?
    • Local shops such as newsagents and small grocery stores.
    • They sell everyday items (called ‘low order goods).
    • Their customers are local people from the nearby streets.
  • 4. CBD Comparison Store
    • They include book shops, shoe shops and chain stores like Woolworths.
    • Shops found in the C.B.D. ( Central Business District ) usually sell more expensive high-order goods.
  • 5. Street Market
    • They sell vegetables and other goods (sometimes clothes) on some days of the week.
    • They are often targeted at up-market customers e.g. organic farmers’ markets.
  • 6. Out-of-town Superstore
    • These are very large branches of a retail chain , usually found at the edge of a city in retail parks .
    • The largest stores are called hypermarkets .
  • 7. Retail Park
    • Areas that have been set-aside at or near the edge of towns and cities where out-of-town stores can be grouped together.
    • Sometimes large structures like Bluewater are created, so many retailers can be housed together.
  • 8. Metro Stores
    • The latest trend in retailing, these new scaled-down inner city supermarkets are often attached to petrol garages , making shopping easy for people at the same time as they re-fuel their cars.
    • They also provide services for people who live within walking distance of the garage
  • 9. How have shopping locations changed over time?
    • Look through the information sheet and answer the questions on your mix and match sheet.
    • What year did Tesco Start?
    • Where was the first store opened and when?
    • What happened in 1974?
    • When did sales reach £1 billion?
    • When did Tesco enter it’s first foreign country?
    • How many countries does Tesco operate in?
    • Ext: What has happened to Tesco over time? Why?
  • 10. Why do you think shopping locations changed over time?
  • 11. Follow the instructions on the sheet to create a map which shows how far all the items have travelled to their final destination.
  • 12. Food Network for a store in London
  • 13. Where do we go to buy our stuff? - Plenary
    • Leisure-time for many people involves spending money at shopping centres at the weekend.
    • What leisure activities can you think of that do not require you to spend any money? Are there many?