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Effects of store image and attitude toward secondhand stores on shopping frequency and distance traveled

William K. Darley (Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA.)
Jeen‐Su Lim (Jeen‐Su Lim is Professor of Marketing, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, USA.)

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

ISSN: 0959-0552

Article publication date: 1 October 1999

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Abstract

This study is prompted by the growing sales and the acceptance of thrift stores in the USA. It focuses on consumers’ evaluations and attitudes of secondhand, or thrift stores, and specifically examines the effects of store image and general attitude toward secondhand stores on “shopping frequency” and “distance traveled”. Shoppers who held more favorable store specific attitudes and had a positive quality‐availability perception were more likely to shop at a secondhand store and to travel longer distances to patronize that store. No significant relationship was obtained for either general store type attitudes and shopping frequency or general store type attitudes and distance traveled. The paper concludes with managerial implications and directions for future research.

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Darley, W.K. and Lim, J. (1999), "Effects of store image and attitude toward secondhand stores on shopping frequency and distance traveled", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 27 No. 8, pp. 311-318. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590559910288596

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