This important book offers unique insights into crime and its prevention in retailing. It is the first comparative study of crime and nuisance in town centres and shopping centres. The book contributes directly to the current debate about the vitality and viability of high-street shopping. It discusses critically the use and effectiveness of a range of security options, including the role of security guards and the privatization of policing in the retail sector. A detailed examination is made of the burgeoning use of closed circuit television, something which is contrasted with the lack of information about its effectiveness. This timely and major contribution is of interest to retailers, town-centre and shopping-centre managers, the private security industry and police officers, as well as academics and students.
Do you want to break your impulse shopping addiction and habit of buying stuff, without dramatically changing your life? Do you want to save money? Do you want to be Underspent, not overspent? Right now, the rising cost of living is one of the biggest issues in Australia, America and the UK. According to the media, the average American owns 3.5 credit cards and owes US$15,799 in credit card debt. Three out of five American families cant pay off their credit card debts. In the UK, someone is declared insolvent or bankrupt every five minutes, and a property is repossessed every eighteen minutes. Thirteen per cent of Australian adults and seventeen per cent of Aussie kids live below the poverty line, whilst the average Australian adult spends the first eight weeks of each year working just to pay for their car. There are more than eighteen million shopaholics in the United States, and five per cent of all waste in Australian landfill is discarded clothing. In this groundbreaking and entertaining book, Rachel reveals the Seven-Step Process she took to break her shopping addiction and buying habit, without dramatically changing her life. For Rachel, the ultimate result of implementing the seven steps set out in this book was: •being Underspent-spending less than usual (she was spending less money than was required and expected) •breaking her impulse shopping addiction and habit of buying stuff •saving 38 per cent of her net (take-home) annual salary •feeling happier and more content. This is a book that people can use, not just agree with. Underspent examines in detail the problems caused by impulse shopping addictions, what triggers our shopping and buying, the challenges and personal battles we face when quitting and the seven steps to being Underspent. This is a practical guide for men and women who want to quit shopping and save money. With case studies, stories, information and practical exercises, Rachel shows you how to apply the seven steps.
Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2015 in the subject Business economics - Operations Research, grade: 2.5, , course: PhD, language: English, abstract: The purpose of this research is to bridge the gap between retail research results on customer movement in shopping centers and importance of space syntax analysis in predicting indoor navigation pattern for better understanding of store space allocation, store location and tenanting decision making in shopping malls. A bid-rent model is specified and solved under the condition of profit maximization of individual stores to examine the impact of customer density in predicting store space allocation and rental decision making. To predict the importance of visibility in customer density distribution, data were collected through recording navigational preferences of individuals in computer generated situations of shopping mall junctions using a convenience sampling method. The visibility characteristics were studied using visibility graph analysis by syntax 2D software tools. The model is extended under condition of revenue maximization of the entire mall in rationalizing tenanting decision making. Tenanting, rent and store space allocation decisions depend on the customer density distribution throughout the shopping mall. Natural movement and consequent natural customer density depend on the visual integration of a location along with metric distance from the access point. Revenue maximization of the shopping mall depends on the strategic positioning of different store types. The positioning of different stores in turn depends on the spatial configuration, which dictates natural customer density distribution. This paper, being the first of its kind, integrates retail research wisdom and syntactic measures to illustrate the efficacy of space design as a strategic decision making tool, instead of just an accommodator of functions.
James Alfred Biersovich, former sportswriter, now head of security at the upscale La Scala department store in Minneapolis, is ready for the Christmas shopping season to begin. He thinks. Its also 1999 and when Beers gets called to scenes of mischief and mayhem around the store, he realizes theres more than a little Y2K craziness going on.
Dieses Fachbuch zeigt auf, welches Potenzial das mobile Internet für Early Movers and Adopters und welche Risiken es für die Legarts und Late Movers hat. Wer als Händler bereits einen Bogen um das Online-Thema gemacht hat, sollte es erst recht um das Mobile-Thema tun. Liegt demgegenüber bereits ein Web-Auftritt vor, muss schnellstens eine Optimierung zu mobilgerechten Inhalten und formatgerechter Website erfolgen. Mobile-First setzt mittlerweile den Fokus für sämtliche Online-Aktivitäten und Mobile-Only verdeutlicht, dass der App- und Smartphone-Commerce wohl die zentrale Schlüsselrolle für den Handel der Zukunft spielt. Nicht nur für die Online Pure Plays, sondern vor allem auch für den Location-based Handel. Denn durch Mobile Devices wird der simultane Kauf auf allen Kanälen möglich, vor allem mit der Gerätenutzung im Laden. Dabei werden die Location-based Services (LBS), denen eine Schlüsselrolle im Handel der Zukunft zukommt, besonders gewichtet und mit einer empirischen Zeitreihen-Studie in Hinblick auf Nutzung sowie Potenzial erforscht. Der Inhalt Always-on - das neue Kaufverhalten Neuausrichtung des App- und Smartphone-Commerce Location-based App- und Smartphone-Commerce App-based Social Commerce Studie über Smartphone-Nutzung und -Lokalbezug Prof. Dr. Gerrit Heinemann ist Professor für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, Management und Handel und Leiter des eWeb Research Centers an der Hochschule Niederrhein.
Each chapter of First French Reader for Students is filled with words that are organized by topic, then used in a story in French. Questions and answers rephrase information and text is repeated in English to aid comprehension. The quick and easy-to-use format organizes many of everyday situations from knowing your way around the house, studying at university, or going shopping. First French Reader for Students makes use of the so-called ALARM or Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method to efficiently teach its reader French words, sentences and dialogues. Through this method, a person will be able to enhance his or her ability to remember the words that has been incorporated into consequent sentences from time to time. Audio tracks are available on www.lppbooks.com/French/EFLS/En/
Each chapter of First Russian Reader for Students is filled with words that are organized by topic, then used in a story in Russian. Questions and answers rephrase information and text is repeated in English to aid comprehension. The quick and easy-to-use format organizes many of everyday situations from knowing your way around the house, studying at university, or going shopping. First Russian Reader for Students makes use of the so-called ALARM or Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method to efficiently teach its reader Russian words, sentences and dialogues. Through this method, a person will be able to enhance his or her ability to remember the words that has been incorporated into consequent sentences from time to time. Audio tracks are available inclusive on www.lppbooks.com/Russian/FRRS/En
Paula is a hotwife, and now shes upset with her husband who is off on another business trip. When she heads out on rural roads and her car breaks down, things really seem to suck. Fortunately the good Samaritans who stop to lend her a hand are hot bikers. One look at her and they are more than happy to solve all those problems. In fact they insist on making sure they take turns doing all they can to chase away her sexual frustrations. Shes never been taken rough by several guys at once before, but since they are fixing her car for her, it seems like the right thing to do. ----- Excerpt ----- Paula drove her BMW down the freeway off ramp, heading out along the two-lane county road for her sisters house. Too much a city girl to enjoy the drive through the countryside, her thoughts kept going back to the fight shed had with Eric. And all over a trip-his company was sending him to Paris for a week and he wouldnt let her go. We cant afford it, hed said. She suppressed the urge to throw something at him. We are talking Paris here. The company will pay for the hotel. All it will cost is my ticket. Which is damned expensive. And then there is your food. And you arent going to sit around the goddam room all day. Youll be spending money on taxis and going shopping, buying things you want and things for your damn sister too. Why does everything come down to money with you? Everything doesnt. But we agreed to save up to make a down payment on an apartment. And so it went, escalating to the point where she didnt want to see him for a while. The point where she told him shed go visit her damn sister that he hated so much and cool down. The point where she wouldnt tell him when shed get back. She wondered how long hed really known about the trip. He was going next week and it wasnt like his company to do things on a moments notice. He hadnt given her a chance to change his mind. Erics attitude about money always made her mad, and him being tight-fisted about the trip (to Paris, for heavens sake) made her wonder if he cared about her. Really cared. He probably planned to spend his free time checking out French whores. She drove through the small towns at the edge of the city. Sometimes she wondered about the people who lived out there in this goddam wilderness. Not today though. All she thought about was the fight. Low on gas, she pulled into a station. She hadnt called Marge, his sister, and should let her know she was coming. A tall man with scraggly hair was sitting on a motorcycle in the shade. As she got out, he walked over. Hello darling, he said. She didnt like his smile. Actually it was a gorgeous smile, but it made her nervous. I just want to fill up my car, she said. Go ahead. He shrugged. As she got out her credit card and started the gas flowing, the man looked over the car. Nice wheels. Out of the corner of her eye, she appraised him. Looking past his scruffiness, He had that rough sexy look movie stars tried for. A scar on his chin made him seem even more rugged. But she wasnt in the mood to flirt, and he had a girl with him. A tall and too-skinny girl with long black hair who wore tight short shorts and a tee shirt cut off to show her flat stomach and her pierced navel.
Each chapter of First Polish Reader for Students is filled with words that are organized by topic, then used in a story in Polish. Questions and answers rephrase information and text is repeated in English to aid comprehension. The quick and easy-to-use format organizes many of everyday situations from knowing your way around the house, studying at university, or going shopping. First Polish Reader for Students makes use of the so-called ALARM or Approved Learning Automatic Remembering Method to efficiently teach its reader Polish words, sentences and dialogues. Through this method, a person will be able to enhance his or her ability to remember the words that has been incorporated into consequent sentences from time to time. Audio tracks are available inclusive on www.lppbooks.com/Polish/FPRS/En
This book argues for the importance of the theory of the culture industry in todays world. It begins by considering the neglect of the culture industry in the second and third generation of the Frankfurt School, presenting historical background information and criticisms on the theories of Habermas and Honneth. In our age, the culture industry is something quite different from what Adorno and Horkheimer described or could even imagine in the twentieth century. Today, the masses can not only access the media but can also respond to the messages they receive. A key question that arises, then, is why the masses, even after gaining access to their own media, still adhere to the values of the capitalist system? Why havent they achieved a class consciousness? This work seeks to answer those questions. Drawing on Jean Baudrillards work, it reveals the semiotic aspects of the culture industry and describes the industry in the age of simulation and hyperreality. The book argues that the culture industry has now entered the micro level of our everyday life through shopping centers, the image of profusion and more. Further, it explores new aspects of the culture industry, such as a passion for participating in the media, the consumed vertigo of catastrophe, and masking the absence of a profound reality. As such, the book will particularly appeal to graduates and researchers in sociology and sociological theory, and all those with an interest in the Frankfurt School and the works of Jean Baudrillard. Amirhosein Khandizaji has a PhD in sociology from the Free University of Berlin. His main fields of study are the theories of the Frankfurt school and Baudrillard. He is the founder and editor of Berlin Journal of Critical Theory.