Explaining the growth of British multiple retailing during the golden age: 1976 - 94
The author examines the growth of multiple retailing during the 'golden age' in Britain. The growth of real turnover is used as the dependent variable in a quantitative analysis of the growth in large-scale multiple retailing from 1976 until 1994. The author examines for the first time the determinants of this growth against a variety of supply and demand variables. It is found that the importance given to capital investment in previous studies of the golden age is not justified by the data.