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The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
by Brad Stone ~ Paperback / softback

**Winner of the 2013 Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award**Though started off delivering books through the mail, its visionary founder, Jeff Bezos, was never content with being just a bookseller. He wanted Amazon to become 'the everything store?, offering limi...

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Retail Business Kit For Dummies
by Rick Segel ~ Paperback / softback

Whether you?re a novice or a seasoned retail entrepreneur, Retail Business Kit For Dummies shows you how to start and run your business in today?s retail marketplace?from your original dream and the day-to-day operation to establishing a connection with customers and increasing your sales, both on t...

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Last Shop Standing: Whatever Happened to Record Shops?
by Graham Jones ~ Paperback / softback

Last Shop Standing lifts the lid on an area of the music industry in tatters - a sad but true tale of the decline of record shops and their beloved vinyl too. The author, Graham Jones has worked at the heart of the record industry since the golden 1980s. . He was there during the fruitful retail yea...

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Secrets of a Successful Loss Prevention Career

If you're a professional in the loss prevention field and want a long career, then this guidebook is for you. For almost two decades, Herman Otis Laskey Jr. has been saving companies time and money. In this guide, Laskey offers anecdotes and methods for loss prevention, including detailed case studi...

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Designing the Brand Identity in Retail Spaces
by Martin M Pegler ~ Paperback / softback

Without design, the "brand identity" is just a name, sometimes paired with a statement that enumerates the values of the company. It is two-dimensional when written down or printed. The task for the retail designer is to turn that name or statement into a three-dimensional environment in which consu...

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Visual Merchandising and Display
by Martin M Pegler ~ Paperback / softback

As long as there are shoppers, there will be a need for visual merchandising. Zeroing in on all aspects of the craft-from classic techniques to the most avant-garde developments, Visual Merchandising and Display, 6th Edition, teaches readers to present products at their best: color-coordinated, acce...

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The Retail Start-Up Book
by Rowland Gee ~ Hardback

The retail market in the UK is worth more than GBP400 billion annually and employs over 3 million workers, while in the US 29 million people create over USD $4 trillion of revenue through the industry. Despite the challenge to establish stores and big-box retailers, there's a rapid increase in the n...

Pre-order - out 3 May 2019
The IKEA Edge: Building Global Growth and Social Good at the World's...
by Anders Dahlvig ~ Hardback

Praise for The IKEA Edge "A very good book from a talented business leader [that links] values, culture, and the achievement of business and social objectives together. I have read it now three times and learned something from every passage." -Michael Spence, recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize ...

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Use of GIS in Retail Location Analysis
by Niti Duggal ~ Paperback

The choice of a store location has a profound effect on the entire business of a retail operation. Since GIS can be used to assemble large volumes of data from various sources with different map scales and in different coordinate systems, it is considered an important tool in location analysis. GIS ...

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The Ultimate Hot Tub and Pool $Ales Book
by Marco Longley ~ Paperback

The Ultimate Hot Tub and Pool Sales Book was written based on years of successful selling experience in the pool/hot tub industry, starting in retail sales, resulting in several senior sales management positions with multi-million dollar international companies. After reading this book you will have...

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The Shopping Revolution
by Barbara E. Kahn ~ Paperback / softback

Amazon disrupts everything it touches and upends any market it enters. In the era of its game-changing dominance, how can any company compete? We are just witnessing the start of the radical changes in retail that will revolutionize shopping in every way. As Amazon and other disruptors continue to ...

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Downtown Gary
by John C Trafny ~ Paperback / softback

Before the era of gigantic shopping malls, big-box stores, and online shopping, the commercial centers of major American cities were located in areas often referred to as downtown. In blue-collar industrial cities such as Gary, Indiana, downtown was the social, cultural, and political center of the ...

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Damaged Goods
by Oliver Shah ~ Hardback

In March 2015, British businessman and the chairman of Arcadia Group Sir Philip Green sold BHS for e1 to Retail Acquisitions, owned by Dominic Chappell, a serial bankrupt who filed BHS for administration shortly after. By April 2016, BHS had debts of e1.3bn, including a pensions deficit of e571m. D...

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Retail Shock Therapy
by Arlene Battishill Ph D ~ Paperback / softback

Do you need more sales through your online store? Retail Shock Therapy is packed with the latest insights into how you can win customers online. It provides a roadmap for you to objectively analyze your online business products and services and shows you the best way to jump-start your sales. No mat...

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The Retail Start-Up Book
by Rowland Gee ~ Paperback / softback

The retail market in the UK is worth more than GBP400 billion annually and employs over 3 million workers, while in the US 29 million people create over USD $4 trillion of revenue through the industry. Despite the challenge to establish stores and big-box retailers, there's a rapid increase in the n...

Pre-order - out 3 May 2019
The Sam Walton Way
by Michael Bergdahl ~ Paperback

On July 2, 1962, Sam Walton opened his first Wal-Mart Store in Rogers, Arkansas; and in 2012, Wal-Mart will celebrate its 50th anniversary of that accomplishment. In recognition of Mr. Sam's 50 year leadership legacy, I felt it was important to recognize this milestone by capturing his best practice...

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Powershop 6: New Retail Design

Powershop 6 explores outstanding and inspirational retail destinations that are setting the direction of of contemporary industry trends. Divided into chapters illustrating key trends in the field, the 500-pages book showcases 100 projects from across the world completed in recent years. Projects ar...

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Mastering Fashion Buying and Merchandising Management
by Tim Jackson ~ Paperback / softback

The first academic textbook covering European retail fashion buying and merchandising. It provides a unique insight into best practice across the fashion industry. - Covering design, marketing, sourcing, negotiation, range planning, supply chain and stock management, it clearly integrates current op...

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Welcome to Big Biba
by Steven Thomas ~ Hardback

Big Biba, the final flowering of Barbara Hulanicki's legendary Biba store in London, was a shop like no other, before or since. It was a fabulous fantasy palace that brought the indulgence of Hollywood to the world of retail. Big Biba lasted just two years before it fell victim to recession, but the...

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by Basil Plews ~ Paperback / softback

Basil Plews had been a successful businessman in his own right long before he heard the 'Franchise.' Searching for a business he and his son could run together, he studied the franchise market. And in this book he distills the knowledge he gained and presents for you. Knowledge that brought him and ...

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Marketing Channel Strategy
by Robert W Palmatier ~ Paperback / softback

Marketing Channel Strategy: An Omni-Channel Approach is the first book on the market to offer a completely unique, updated approach to channel marketing. Palmatier and Sivadas have adapted this classic text for the modern marketing reality by building a model that shows students how to engage custom...

Pre-order - out 22 Jul 2019
The Revenge of Analog
by David Sax ~ Paperback / softback

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. No...

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How to Succeed at Retail
by Keith Lincoln ~ Paperback / softback

Who are the world's best retail brands? Is there a formula for success you can learn from? How to Succeed at Retail helps you find the key factors that will make you successful. Building on the process introduced in the international bestseller Retailization, it begins by encouraging you to become ...

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The Grocers
by Andrew Seth ~ Paperback / softback

Retailing has been the most dynamic sector of industry over the past 20 years and supermarkets such as Tesco, Sainsbury's, Asda, Safeway, M&S, Walmart, Aldi and Lidl have led the way in growth, operating efficiencies and profitability. With unrivalled access to the top decision-makers in all the lea...

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The Five Laws of Retail
by George Troy ~ Paperback / softback

Standing at the intersection of history, business, and anthropology, this is the definitive guidebook for succeeding and prospering in any retail enterprise. As a senior retail executive for some of the best-known and most successful retail brands in the U.S. and abroad, author George Troy understa...

Pre-order - out 25 Jul 2019
Managing Retail Consumption
by Barry J. Davies ~ Paperback / softback

This title locates retailing in its social context and develops a perspective which provides a balanced approach between management and the social sciences. It considers the way retail sites are created or manipulated with a view to understanding the interplay between the provider's requirements and...

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For the Good of the Company for the Good of the Company: The History...
by Isadore Barmash ~ Paperback

This is a reprint of a previously published book. It deals with the rise of the McCrory Corporation, an American business which became a billion-dollar a year corporation.

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by Nick Drake-Knight ~ Paperback

Quality of service is essential in the retail industry, if customers are to return time after time. This book sets out the "Continue and Begin" method of training for quality, using anonymous shoppers to observe staff in action. It explains how to motivate people and help them to improve, to achie...

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Making Money with Storage Auctions
by Edward Busoni ~ Paperback

It is a little known fact that all across America each month, thousands of storage units are auctioned off because the tenants have failed to pay the rent. The vast majority of these units will be sold well below what they are worth. This creates an opportunity for the ambitious, risk taking investo...

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Studyguide for Retailing Management by Weitz, Levy &, ISBN...
by And Weitz Levy and Weitz ~ Paperback

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Includes all testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides gives all of the outlines, highlights, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompani...

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Stay-At-Home Mom's Guide to Successful Ebay Selling
by Suzanne Wells ~ Paperback

Are you a stay-at-home mom who wants to sell on eBay but aren't sure how to get started? Do you want to earn extra cash selling your kids outgrown clothes and toys, but are unfamiliar with eBay? Written by Suzanne Wells, a stay-at-home mom and eBay Silver Level Powerseller, this book will take you s...

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Innovation and Dynamics in Japanese Retailing
by Hendrick Meyer-Ohle ~ Hardback

Japanese retailing has long been regarded as traditional or even backward when in reality it has constantly demonstrated its innovativeness and dynamism. This book highlights these developments by looking at innovations and underlying driving forces, responses of Japanese retailers to deregulation, ...

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The Internationalisation of Retailing

In recent years, the retail competitive environment has been transformed. Retail has been considered national or even local in character. In the 1990s a different environment has emerged. The increasing dominance of distribution channels by large retailers, the emergence of global regional trading a...

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Process Improvement and Quality Management in the Retail Industry
by Stephen George ~ Paperback / softback

The authors of Process Improvement and Quality Management in the Retail Industry discuss quality management through the examination of several companies that won the esteemed Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Authors George, Thomas, and Weimerskirch believe that Baldrige criteria define a man...

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Retailing in the European Union
by Stewart Howe ~ Paperback / softback

As retailing becomes an increasingly important part of economics worldwide, the similarities and differences of retailing from country to country are now more evident. Retailing in the European Union is a unique and timely study of the difference retail structures across Europe, offering an insight...

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Social Media Marketing for Small Business
by Audrey Peters ~ Paperback

Social Media Marketing is a step-by-step guide to creating online marketing campaigns for small business, written by an experienced executive to help business owners create an online presence. The various social networks that exist today have created not only opportunity for businesses to market the...

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Running a Tack Shop as a Business
by Janet W. Macdonald ~ Paperback / softback

Product knowledge and an enthusiasm for the target market are essential ingredients of any business, but they are not the only ones. Indeed, business sense and acumen are ultimately more important - without them, product knowledge and enthusiasm may not be enough to keep the business alive. In "Runn...

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Preventing Shoplifting Without Being Sued
by Michael Craig Budden ~ Hardback

Shoplifiting is the single largest crime impacting U.S. retail merchants with annual losses over $21 billion and with merchants spending hundreds of millions of dollars to prevent it. To add insult to injury, individuals apprehended for shoplifting may sue stores for damages resulting from their app...

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Leaning Forward
by Josh Linkner ~ Hardback

"Josh Linkner, CEO of ePrize, is a tremendous business leader who has established a successful and sustainable company, as well as a culture that nurtures employees to help them maximize their potential." - Jennifer M. Granholm, Governor, State of Michigan "Leaning Forward is a deep and highly aware...

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Schaumburg's Woodfield Mall
by William J Holderfield ~ Hardback

Woodfield Mall opened on September 9, 1971. Built in the village of Schaumburg, Woodfield Mall was a major factor in the rise of that city and all of Chicago's northwest suburbs. At the time of Schaumburg's incorporation in 1956, approximately 130 people lived in the area. The mall opened with 59 st...

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