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THE ROLE OF THE SHOPPING CENTRE IN US RETAILING

THE ROLE OF THE SHOPPING CENTRE IN US RETAILING The modern shopping centre developed in the suburbs of the UnitedStates following the Second World War as returning veterans sought homesfor themselves and their families. These suburban shopping centres werethe product of two demographic events the move to suburbia andthe impact of the baby boom. Retailers of all types found the suburbanshopping centre an ideal place for their goods and developers builtcentres of all types and sizes throughout the US in response to the needand demand during the 1970s. Today, there are over 37,000 shoppingcentres accounting for over 56 per cent of total retail sales excludingautomotive and petrol service stations. The current overabundance ofretail space coupled with a recession has created special problems forthis industry. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management Emerald Publishing

THE ROLE OF THE SHOPPING CENTRE IN US RETAILING

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0959-0552
DOI
10.1108/EUM0000000002951
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Abstract

The modern shopping centre developed in the suburbs of the UnitedStates following the Second World War as returning veterans sought homesfor themselves and their families. These suburban shopping centres werethe product of two demographic events the move to suburbia andthe impact of the baby boom. Retailers of all types found the suburbanshopping centre an ideal place for their goods and developers builtcentres of all types and sizes throughout the US in response to the needand demand during the 1970s. Today, there are over 37,000 shoppingcentres accounting for over 56 per cent of total retail sales excludingautomotive and petrol service stations. The current overabundance ofretail space coupled with a recession has created special problems forthis industry.

Journal

International Journal of Retail & Distribution ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Jun 1, 1991

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