List of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Foreword by Terry Leahy, CEO of Tesco; Introduction; Perspectives of international retailing - Retailing within an international concept; Retail logistics; The anatomy of retail buying; Retail store design; Issues and cases - The scope of e-commerce; Supply chain management; Young consumers; Ethical clothing; Luxury brands; Retail banking; Store image; Fashion trends in Hong Kong; Retail in the USA: the environment and consumer purchase behaviour.
* A dedicated book on the dynamics and practice of international retail marketing, now a vital aspect for most undergraduate and graduate courses in retail marketing * Learn the fundamentals of the subject in the succinct theoretical introduction, then see the key issues at work in the company cases that follow * The international contributor team offers up a far-reaching, global perspective to provide insight into the industry
Professor of Design Management and Marketing at Manchester Business School (MBS). She is also a specialist in fashion retail marketing. Prior to joining MBS, she was Head of Textiles at UMIST and developed a suite of fashion retail programmes. Her research spans design management, product development, fashion retailing and strategic marketing. She has published 8 books and over 200 papers in these fields. Currently, her research is focused on design and innovation management in the supply chain and how innovation impacts on competitiveness in retailing. She is a Panel member of the Arts and Humanities Research Board, AHRB and the Graduate Pioneer Programme, Nesta, as well as acting as a Strategic Advisor to Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is CEO of Indigo Retail Solutions Ltd and has developed an e-learning retail management simulation package, which is being used by Universities and companies globally. Professor Bruce holds the International Chair in Design and Marketing at ICN, Ecole de Management, University of Nancy, France. Head of Division of Marketing at the Caledonian Business School, Glasgow Caledonian University. She has extensive fashion retailing experience and has researched the area of store image and store positioning for both menswear and womenswear. Her PhD explored specialist fashion retailers store positioning strategies. Recent work includes investigating mature consumer behaviour in regard to fashion purchasing and Quick Response supply chain strategies. In recent years she has presented her research at a number of international conferences and by invitation, to University students in the US and Australia.
'This is essential for retail managers to be knowledgeable about international retailing. It's timely and comprehensive with lots of examples of cases.' Ian McGarrigle Deputy Managing Director, Emap Retail