Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Appears in Collections:Marketing and Retail Journal Articles
Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: The trading profiles of community retail enterprises
Author(s): Calderwood, Eric
Davies, Keri
Contact Email:
Keywords: Retailing
Small shops
Small enterprises
United Kingdom
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Date Deposited: 10-Sep-2012
Citation: Calderwood E & Davies K (2012) The trading profiles of community retail enterprises. International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management, 40 (8), pp. 592-606.
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to investigate the key features of the community retail enterprises sector in the UK.Design/ methodology/ approach - This paper reports on the results of a postal questionnaire survey of 197 community retail enterprises. The information gathered from this survey was supplemented by visits to 21 of the shops run by these enterprises and short interviews with some ofthe shop staff.Findings - The community retail enterprise sector is growing very quickly, with a significant number of new shops opening every year in the UK. It is a very diverse sector that provides a wide range of goods and services, reflecting the desire to meet the needs of members and local residents. It is heavily dependent on the involvement of the local community, particularly as volunteers, but this can lead to other tensions around the role of the shop and the enterprise in general.Originality/ value - This paper provides an overview of an area of retailing that is growing in size and will be of interest to those involved in policy-making in rural areas.
DOI Link: 10.1108/09590551211245407
Rights: Publisher policy allows this work to be made available in this repository. Published in International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management by Emerald Publishing Group. The original publication is available at

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
IJRDM CRE Profiles final 2012.pdfFulltext - Accepted Version80.12 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

This item is protected by original copyright

Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved

If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.