High price of keeping records
- Retailing Abstracts. Curhan, Ronald C.; Egan, Douglas M.; Jolson, Marvin A.; Rosenberg, Larry J.; Dickinson, Roger A. // Journal of Retailing;Winter75/76, Vol. 51 Issue 4, p79
This article presents several abstracts of studies about retailing. In the study, On the Validity of Using Students as Subjects in Consumer Behavior Investigations, F. Kelley Shuptrine, a scaling instruments was administered to separate groups of housewives and female graduate students to test...
- Do's and don'ts of the Code of Practice. // Cabinet Maker;8/22/2003, Issue 5352, p8
Focuses on the aspects of the Code of Practice of the Department of Trade and Industry in Great Britain. Guidelines in pricing of products; Benefits of the guidelines for retailers and consumers; Description of a sale.
- your rights. Sirmai, Geoff; Brown, Emma-Charlotte // Woman's Day (Australia Edition);8/4/2003, Vol. 55 Issue 31, p68
Answers several legal questions on retail trade and consumption in Australia. Objective of lay-by handling charges; Rights of a store to deny a refund or an exchange of item; Rights of a customer who bought a faulty item.
- Quinn On The Code. // Checkout;Dec2013, Vol. 39 Issue 12, p68
The article presents the views of Irish politician Feargal Quinn on the pros and cons of the Consumer and Competition Bill. Topics discussed including the payment by companies to retailers for marketing, application of the bill on Ireland-based companies and possibility of price hike. Also...
- Know where you stand when a retailer insists on checking your bag. Bekiaris, Maria // Money (Australia Edition);Aug2006, Issue 82, p26
The article offers legal advice to consumers in Australia. A consumer can refuse a bag inspection but the retailer can detain you and call the police if they think you might have been shoplifting. According to the Office of Consumer and Business Affairs South Australia, whether you have to pay...
- Measure for measure. Hosea, Maeve // In-Store;Nov2003, p65
Reports on the completion of the SizeUK national sizing survey undertaken by a group of British retailers. Survey of 11,000 subjects sponsored by the Department of Trade and Industry; Use of three-dimensional optical body scanners; Changes in people's general body shape since the 1950's.
- No expense spared. Witthaus, Michele // Precision Marketing;12/17/2004, Vol. 17 Issue 9, p17
This article reports that selling, an obvious way of attracting custom is to cover all or some of the postage and packaging (P&P) costs. But when margins are tight, that is not always an option. Although free or subsidised P&P has proven to be a big winner among customers of major...
- Time for DTI to act on deposits. Gay, Alison // Cabinet Maker;8/5/2005, Issue 5450, p9
Comments on the performance of retailer Furnitureland Inc. in Great Britain. Impact of the difficulty experienced by the retailer on the furniture industry; Negotiation of suppliers with the company; Need for the Department of Trade and Industry to put deposit protection on its agenda.
- Promises, promises on cutting the red tape. Pamben, Deven // Cabinet Maker;1/12/2007, Issue 5520, p10
The article reports that, trade organizations and furniture retailers are skeptical about government targets to reduce administrative burdens in Great Britain. The Department of Trade and Industry plans to save business up to Â£700m a year in its drive to cut red tape. However, the Federation...