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

Effects of store image and attitude toward secondhand stores on shopping frequency and distance... 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. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management Emerald Publishing

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

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 1999 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0959-0552
DOI
10.1108/09590559910288596
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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.

Journal

International Journal of Retail & Distribution ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1999

Keywords: Stores; Image; Second‐hand markets; Consumer behaviour

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