Charity Shops: Retailing Consumption and Society

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Illustrations

Figures
2.1 Charity shop purpose: social to commercial orientation 26
2.2 The Wheel of Retailing 31
5.1 Percentage of charity shop volunteers by gender (Oxford) 75
5.2 Percentage of volunteers by age category (Oxford) 75
5.3 Days volunteered by percentage of volunteers (Oxford) 76
5.4 Volunteers' length of service (Oxford) 76
5.5 Types of training received by Oxford charity shop volunteers 88

Plates
0.1 The Salvage Store, Leeds-where second-hand clothing, furniture, etc. could be had very cheaply 2
0.2 The original Oxfam shop, Broad Street, Oxford, in 2001-offering second-hand and new goods, fair trade products and photocopying services 4

Tables
0.1 Number of Sue Ryder shops in operation from 1982 to 1992 6
0.2 Number of charity shops, 1990-8 6
0.3 Growth in the number of charity shops, 1990-8 8
2.1 Category II merchandise mix 21
2.2 Category III shops ranked by total income 24

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Illustrations vi
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Consumption, Identity and Locality 11
  • 2 - Retailing 20
  • 3 - Customers and Demand 38
  • 4 - Materialising Profit 55
  • 5 - Staffing the Charity Shop 71
  • 6 - Pricing and Competition 101
  • 7 - 'It's All in the Mix' 118
  • Bibliography 137
  • Index 146
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