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.
International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management – Emerald Publishing
Published: Oct 1, 1998
Keywords: Cinemas; Location; Out-of-town development; Planning (town and country); Retailing; Service industries