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Der Discounter als Nahversorger: Das Beispiel ALDI in Thüringen

In: Gleichwertigkeit der Lebensverhältnisse zwischen Politik und Marktmechanismus: Empirische Befunde aus den Ländern Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen

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  • Schenkhoff, Hans Joachim
  • Pohle, Hans
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    Der Strukturwandel im Einzelhandel vom Tante-Emma-Laden um die Ecke über den Supermarkt hin zum Discounter hat nicht zu einer gravierenden Verschlechterung der Versorgung der Bevölkerung mit Gütern des täglichen Bedarfs geführt. Der Supermarkt und der Discounter sind die Nahversorger von heute. Die gleichzeitige Erweiterung ihrer Produktpalette mit den wachsenden Angeboten von Markenartikeln, Bio-Produkten und auch langlebigen Konsumgütern hat das Angebot deutlich verbessert. Die räumliche Verteilung der Standorte der Discounter ist, wie die Analyse für alle Landesteile in Thüringen gezeigt hat, durchaus hinreichend. Ihre Erreichbarkeit ist angesichts der gestiegenen Mobilität der Bevölkerung für fast alle Schichten - Ausnahme sind die immobilen Senioren - zumutbar und gegeben. Fasst man diese Ergebnisse zusammen, so kann von einer Gleichwertigkeitslücke bei der Versorgung mit Gütern des täglichen Bedarfs, auch für die ländlich-peripheren Regionen, nicht gesprochen werden. @The restructuring of retailing from the corner shop, via supermarkets to discount retailers has not seriously impaired the easy availability of the goods people need to meet their day-to-day needs. Supermarkets and discount retailers are today's local shops. As the variety of goods stocked has increased, with a growing range of branded goods, organic food and also non-food items, the choice to customers has improved dramatically. Moreover, as the study reveals for all sections of the territory of the state of Thuringia, the spatial distribution of the locations occupied by discount retailers is certainly adequate. Given the general increase in mobility across practically all social classes - with the exception of less mobile senior citizens - they can indeed be regarded as generally accessible. Viewed in their totality, the results of the study provide no grounds for claiming a gap in parity in respect of the supply of goods to meet everyday needs, even in the case of peripheral rural regions.

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  • Rosenfeld, Martin T. W. & Weiß, Dominik (ed.), 2010. "Gleichwertigkeit der Lebensverhältnisse zwischen Politik und Marktmechanismus: Empirische Befunde aus den Ländern Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt und Thüringen," Arbeitsmaterial der ARL, Akademie für Raumforschung und Landesplanung (ARL) - Leibniz-Forum für Raumwissenschaften, volume 127, number 351, January.
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