Expansion of Foreign Chains into Trade in Non-foodstuffs
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Publication date: 2003-05-25
GNPJE 2003;184(5-6):57–77
The article provides an analysis of the scope and directions of expansion of foreign chains into the Polish market of non-foodstuffs, as seen against the background of market conditions. Major issues involved with modern directions of trade specialisation and development of its innovative forms have been highlighted, including "category killers" stores, specialised factory outlet centres (FOCs), as well as the role of foreign chains in these processes. Consequences of foreign chains’ expansion for changes in Polish retail chains have also been analysed.