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Department stores. Mail order business. Supermarkets. Convenience stores

  • Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workersby Wong Heung Wah Wong

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 195.00

    Examines the ways in of organising work, rank, compensation, and promotion inside a large Japanese company in Hong Kong, and its spiritual training, to reveal the socio-economic base of managerial control. A must for anthropologists and Japanologists. more...

  • Asian Department Storesby Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    In this pioneering study of the development of the Asian department store, economists, anthropologists and historians examine various aspects of retailing, business organization, networking and consumerism in the expanding economies of Asia. more...

  • L. S. Ayres and Companyby Kenneth L. Turchi

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    In 1872 Lyman Ayres acquired a controlling interest in the Trade Place, a dry-goods store in Indianapolis. Two years later, he bought out his partners and renamed the establishment L. S. Ayres and Company. For the next century, Ayres was as much a part of Indianapolis as Monument Circle or the Indianapolis 500. Generations of midwestern families visited... more...

  • Shopping, Seduction & Mr Selfridgeby Lindy Woodhead

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 6.66

    In 1909, the largest department store in London's West End, designed and built from scratch, opened in Oxford Street in a glorious burst of publicity. The mastermind behind the fašade was American retail genius Harry Gordon Selfridge: maverick businessman, risk-taker, dandy and one of the greatest showmen the retail world has ever known. ... more...

  • Coworker Hellby Freeman Hall

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 4.99

    Backstabbers and Slackers and Mismanagers, Oh My! On the battlefields of retail hell, sometimes your ?allies? turn out to be your worst enemies . . . When managers can?t run their stores and when coworkers refuse to actually work, shifts in retail go from bad to hellish and fast. There?s no one to turn to when the customers get mean, and there?s... more...

  • Land of Desireby William R. Leach

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.95

    This monumental work of cultural history was nominated for a National Book Award. It chronicles America's transformation, beginning in 1880, into a nation of consumers, devoted to a cult of comfort, bodily well-being, and endless acquisition. 24 pages of photos. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • How to Start a Home-based Mail Order Businessby Georganne Fiumara

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    Launch and grow your home-based mail order business with this step-by-step guide. Learn about equipment, pricing, online marketing, and much more while using worksheets and checklists to get organized and achieve your goals. more...

  • My Korean Deliby Ben Ryder Howe

    Henry Holt and Co. 2011; US$ 16.99

    This warm and funny tale of an earnest preppy editor finding himself trapped behind the counter of a Brooklyn convenience store is about family, culture and identity in an age of discombobulation. It starts with a gift, when Ben Ryder Howe's wife, the daughter of Korean immigrants, decides to repay her parents' self-sacrifice by buying them a store.... more...

  • The Grocersby Andrew Seth

    Kogan Page 2011; US$ 24.95

    This fully updated, third edition of The Grocers portrays the growth of some of the world's most successful supermarkets, and shows how they have each responded to the significant changes in the food retailing market over the last few years. more...

  • On Targetby Laura Rowley

    Wiley 2010; US$ 18.95

    The first behind-the-scenes look at the stunning success of America's hippest discount retailer Founded in 1962 by Minnesota-based department store Dayton's, Target has grown to become America's second most profitable retailer behind Wal-Mart. On Target is the first in-depth look at the business leaders and strategies that made Target such a runaway... more...