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New Formats In The Canadian Retail Economy


New Formats In The Canadian Retail Economy

By Dr. Ken Jones, Wendy Evans and Christine Smith

The late 1980s and early 1990s witnessed a series of fundamental structural changes that have altered North American retailing.  One major structural change has been the introduction of a variety of new retail forms at both the level of the retail chain and the shopping centre.

This report investigates the new emerging Canadian retail landscape by foumulating definitions, evaluating the extent of new format retailing at national, provincial and metropolitan scale and assessing the impact of these new format retail phenomenon on the existing Canadian retail and shopping centre system.

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