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Changing patterns in the UK

Tradition pattern of retail based on two key factors:
Easy, local access to goods such as bread, milk and newspapers which are
purchased on a regular basis ­ often daily
Willingness to travel to a shopping centre for goods with a higher value which…

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Impact of this is yet to be seen but people still want to examine items be seen before
purchase and e-tailers depend upon mail delivery services, both road and rail based, none
of which can guarantee next-day delivery
At the same time, more traditional farmers markets, selling local fresh produce,…

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Large areas have been devoted to major retail parks and this has involved the following:

Redevelopment and or clearance of cheap farmland or a brownfield site
Creation of extensive car parks
Construction of a link to a motorway or outer ring road
Development of other transport interchange facilities ­ bus…


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