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Retail Trading in Britain 1850–1950


  • Jefferys,James B.


First published in 1954, this volume presents a description and analysis of trends in the structure, organisation and technique of the distributive trades in the United Kingdom from 1850 to 1950. Special attention in the work was given to the growth of large-scale retailing and changes in the character of consumer-demand and shopping habits in the shops themselves and in retailing techniques. The study was intended to provide a contribution to a little-explored aspect of the social and economic history of the British people and to the economics of distribution and of scale in distribution. This book is complementary to the earlier study issued by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research - The Distribution of Consumer Goods (Cambridge, 1950) - which examined the costs and methods of distribution in one year. It will remain of value to anyone interested in the history and development of the British economy.

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  • Jefferys,James B., 2011. "Retail Trading in Britain 1850–1950," Cambridge Books, Cambridge University Press, number 9781107602731, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cup:cbooks:9781107602731

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