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- Smithsonian 2014; US$ 26.95
Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life. What, then, is this invention that evokes such strong and contradictory emotions in Americans? In many ways malls represent the apotheosis of American consumerism, and this synthetic and wide-ranging investigation is an... more...
- Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95
In this comprehensive social history of the Bon Marche, the Parisian department store that was the largest in the world before 1914, Michael Miller explores the bourgeois identities, ambitions, and anxieties that the new emporia so vividly dramatized. Through an original interpretation of paternalism, public images, and family-firm relationships,... more...
- Random House 2014; US$ 24.49
Based on the BBC television series, Shopgirls is the true story of the incredible women behind the counters of Britain's most famous - and not so famous - stores. From the Victorian age through to the present day, an unsung army of shopgirls have been at the heart of Britain's retail revolution. Shopgirls reveals their enterprising... more...
- O'Reilly Media 2014; US$ 21.99
How do you develop products that people will actually use and buy? This practical guide shows you how to validate product and company ideas through customer development research?before you waste months and millions on a product or service that no one needs or wants. With a combination of open-ended interviewing and fast and flexible research techniques,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
This book offers a detailed and full analysis of the strategy which enabled the Swatch Group to establish itself on the world market. In particular, it tackles the issues of production restructuring, with the opening of subsidiaries in Asia, and the implementation of a new marketing strategy, characterized by the move towards luxury. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95
Reading Retail captures contemporary debates on the geography of retailing and consumption spaces. It is constructed around a series of 'readings' from key works, and is designed to encourage readers to develop a sense of engagement with the rapidly evolving debates in this field. More than 60 edited readings are integrated into the text, providing... more...
- Kogan Page 2014; US$ 75.00
The fourth edition of Logistics and Retail Management has been substantially updated to take account of recent developments in retail logistics. Retailers have recognised the need to have more involvement in supply chains and noted that benefits can be achieved in both service levels and cost reduction. Notwithstanding the major strides made, numerous... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00
This book is an invaluable repository of knowledge that brings clarity to key issues and trends for practitioners, academics and students of luxury brands. It sets out to decode the luxury markets in the primary emerging markets (BRICs) and provide a rich resume of the key factors that influence the effectiveness of luxury brand strategies. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 100.00
There is a modest but growing body of scholarly literature on experiences of retail work, with only a handful of studies existing on retail organizing. Before Revolutionizing Retail , no scholar had captured or analysed the breadth of political action being pursued in this crucial economic sector. more...