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Retail services ride the waves

Peter Jones (Dean of the Plymouth Business School, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK)
John Pal (Senior Lecturer in Retailing and Marketing, The Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK)

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

ISSN: 0959-0552

Article publication date: 1 October 1998



Within the UK, the continuing development of out of town retail outlets is well documented in the literature. The process is usually depicted as a set of four waves. However, all four waves focus on the retailing of goods rather than of services. Asserts that there are growing indications that retail services complexes are playing an increasingly leading role in the process of retail decentralisation. Describes some of the contributions to the growth of out of town services retailing and outlines a number of planning issues associated with them. Focuses on multiplex cinemas, leisure complexes and hyperpubs.



Jones, P. and Pal, J. (1998), "Retail services ride the waves", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 26 No. 9, pp. 374-376.




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