Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Retail Geography
Foyalty 360

Retail Geography (Hardback)

Pre-order for despatch on publication.


The retail sector is an integral part of a national economy. From the political economy perspective, all consumer goods have surplus values locked up in them; the surplus values are not realized until the consumer goods are purchased by consumers through various distribution channels. As such, retailing is the essential link between production and consumption.

The success of a retail business depends on two general factors: the location of the retail outlet, and management of the business. Both factors are equally important. If the business is located at a wrong place with a wrong customer base, it will not generate expected sales. Similarly, if the business is poorly managed and operated, it will not perform well even if the location is right. Influenced by both traditional and new location theories, Retail Geography is conceptualized and organized using the retail planning process as the framework. The technical and methodological chapters help guide the reader with detailed descriptions of the techniques and are supported with practical examples to reflect the latest software development.

Retail Geography provides a state-of-the-art summary and will act as a core textbook for undergraduate and graduate students of economic geography interested in specializing in retail and business geography. The practical examples also make it a valuable handbook for practitioners in the field, as well as students of retail management and commercial real estate management.

BusinessBusiness & managementInternational businessBusinessBusiness & managementOrganizational theory & behaviourBusinessBusiness & managementSales & marketingBusinessEconomicsInternational economicsInternational tradeBusinessIndustry & industrial studiesDistributive industriesRetail sectorScience & MathematicsGeographyHuman geography Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc Publication Date: 01/07/2020 ISBN-13: 9780815358589  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
Availability: Pre-order for despatch on publication. Pre-Order

Shuguang Wang is Professor of Geography at Ryerson University, Canada. He has taught retail geography for 20 years and is well versed in the various theories and methods. He has published widely on retailing topics and has presented multiple papers at international conferences. He research on this subject culminated with the publication of China's New Retail Economy: A Geographic Perspective (Routledge, 2014). Paul Du is an experience spatial analyst. After obtaining a Master of Spatial Analysis degree in 2005, he worked as a GIS Analyst at Ryerson University's Centre for the Study of Commercial Activity, Canada, for seven and a half years, where he completed many retail-related research projects. In the recent past, he collaborated with Shuguang Wang to develop and test several major retail geography labs.

More books by Shuguang Wang

More books by Paul Du

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery Free Free 3-5 Days
UK First Class £3.75 £0.00 1-2 Days
Delivery to a Foyles Bookshop Free Free From 2 hours
Click and Collect Free Free From 2 hours - Individual item delivery times given at checkout
UK Courier £7.95 £0.00 1 Working Day
Western Europe**Airmail £9.00 £1.00 7-8 Days
Rest of World Airmail £12.50 £1.00 7-10 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Click and Collect is available for all our shops; collection times will vary depending on availability of items. Individual despatch times for each item will be given at checkout.

Special delivery items

A Year of Books Subscription Packages 

Delivery is free for the UK. Western Europe costs £60 for each 12 month subscription package purchased. For the Rest of the World the cost is £100 for each package purchased. All delivery costs are charged in advance at time of purchase. For more information please visit the A Year of Books page.

Animator's Survival Kit

For delivery charges for the Animator's Survival Kit please click here.


Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Since the Boom: Continuity and Change...
Sebastian Voigt
Capitalism and the Sea: The Maritime...
Liam Campling; Alejandro Colas
The Chinese Steel Industry: ...
Pei Sun
History of China's Foreign Trade
Yuqin Sun
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close