Charity Shops

Charity Shops : Retailing, Consumption and Society

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In the late 1990s, there was a distinct rise in interest in the non-profit sector, and in retailing and consumption. Drawing together these two concerns this book provides a comprehensive and international account of the retail charity sector. Charity shops are now significant occupiers of the UK high street, and are becoming familiar sites of consumption in the USA, Australia, Canada and Ireland. This volume provides the first overview of the history and development of the charity shop, incorporating material from a variety of disciplines, including marketing, retailing, cultural studies and social geography. Presenting recent research from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America, this book fills gap in the literature of the field, and will be of great interest to all practitioners, researchers and students wishing to study the charity shop more

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  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 8.89mm | 204g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113886398X
  • 9781138863989
  • 1,757,566

Table of contents

1. Consumption, Identity and Locality: a Theoretical Perspective on Charity Shops I2. Retailing: a Theoretical Perspective on Charity Shops II3. Customers and Demand: Thrift, Lifestyle, Convenience and Coming out of the Cold4. Materialising Profit: from Donation to Distribution5. Staffing the Charity Shop: Voluntary, Not-So-Voluntary and Paid Staff6. Pricing and Competition: Hitting the Mark7. 'It's all in the Mix': Profits, Lifecycles, Lifestyles, and the Future of Charity Shopsshow more

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