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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Locally-owned convenience stores and the local economy
Author(s): Rybaczewska, Maria
Sparks, Leigh
Contact Email: maria.rybaczewska@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Retailing
Convenience stores
Local ownership
Social impact
Economic impact
Issue Date: Jan-2020
Citation: Rybaczewska M & Sparks L (2020) Locally-owned convenience stores and the local economy. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 52, Art. No.: 101939. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2019.101939
Abstract: The convenience store sector in the UK has been growing strongly in recent years. Anecdotal commentary and media coverage claims that locally-owned stores are more advantageous for community coherence and resilience, being embedded socially and economically more strongly (than chain stores) in their local community. This paper extends our understanding of this. Following a review of the literature on social and economic aspects of convenience store operation, a multi-stage mainly qualitative research process was undertaken. Using four case stores in Scotland, this research demonstrates the local engagement of locally owned convenience stores and points to a stronger awareness and detail of the economic rather than the social aspects of this engagement. Differences with corporately owned convenience stores are identified. In policy terms the research shows that more work needs to be done to identify, quantify and then promote the advantages of local ownership of stores.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.jretconser.2019.101939
Rights: This item has been embargoed for a period. During the embargo please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study. Accepted refereed manuscript of: Rybaczewska M & Sparks L (2020) Locally-owned convenience stores and the local economy. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 52, Art. No.: 101939. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jretconser.2019.101939 © 2019, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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