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Department stores. Mail order business. Supermarkets. Convenience stores

  • The Lean Supply Chainby Robert Mason; Barry Evans

    Kogan Page 2015; US$ 70.00

    The Lean Supply Chain: Managing the Challenge at Tesco shows how Tesco have built world-leading retail and supply chain operations that aim first to be effective in delivering what customers want and second efficient in performance and cost metrics. more...

  • We Are Market Basketby Daniel Korschun; Grant Welker

    AMACOM 2015; US$ 17.95

    What if a company were so treasured and trusted that people literally took to the streets?by the thousands?to save it? That company is Market Basket, a popular New England supermarket chain. After long-time CEO Arthur T. Demoulas was ousted by his cousin Arthur S. Demoulas, the company's managers and rank-and-file workers struck back. Risking their... more...

  • 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$ 22.95

    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. His talents... 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... more...