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1

What were the 4 stages of retail in 1960/70?

Corner shops, suburban parades, secondary centre and CBD

2

If the sphere of influence is small, what is the numbers likely to be?

Large

3

How has the pyramid changed from 1960/70 to today?

Out of town shopping centre has been added

4

What is meant by decentralisation?

Shops being to move to the outskirts of towns where land is cheap and is accessible via motorways

5

When did supermarkets begin to be built?

1970's

6

What did supermarkets develop into?

Hypermarkets

7

When did retail parks being to come around?

1980

8

When did out of town retail centres arise?

1990

9

What 6 factors have influenced the nature of retail?

•Increased at ownership
•parking prices
•home freezers
•increased roads
•cheap land
•shopping expectations

10

What type of sales have increased?

Internet sales and out of town retail centres

11

When did merry hill open?

1985

12

When did bluewater open?

1999

13

When did the metro centre open?

1986

14

When did the Trafford centre open?

1998

15

How do you access merry hill?

M5

16

How do you access bluewater?

M2/M25

17

How do you access the metro centre?

A1

18

How do you access the Trafford centre?

M62

19

How many parking spaces at merry hill?

10,000

20

How many parking spaces at bluewater?

12,000

21

How many parking spaces at the metro centre?

10,000

22

How many parking spaces at the Trafford centre?

10,000

23

How many stores in merry hill?

210

24

How many stores at bluewater?

360

25

How many stores at the metro centre?

340

26

How many stores at the Trafford centre?

230

27

What positives occur due to out of town shopping centres?

Source of employment, attracts tourism, built on brown field sites and development along the outskirts of it of town centres

28

What negatives occur due to out of town shopping centres?

Congestion, declined footfall in the local area and loss of personal identity in local town

29

What is the sphere of influence?

How far people are willing to travel to make use of a service