Business Unit 29 P1

UNIT 29:

Understanding retail

P1: Describe the structure and organisation of the retail sector

In this task I will be looking at all if the different ways that the retail industry is organised. The first thing that I will be writing about is the classification of retailers.

There are many types of retailers and they are the following, food stores, non-food stores, and textile, household and specialist stores.

There are only three types of places where you can find retail stores and they are the following; the high street, local parades and in shopping centres.

I will first be talking about food stores; these are stores like ocado and Waitrose that only sell food and nothing else. These types of retailers are usually found on the high street and online. This is because the public do not find a lot of time during the week to travel to go to their closest supermarket so they go to their local one or if they do not have one then they would order it online as it allows them to wait at home while their weekly shop comes to them.

The second store I will describing is non-food stores, these are stores that sells items that are not food related, for example one item that a non-food store would sell is a TV, a couple of brands that are non-food stores are the following; Argos, John Lewis, House of Fraser and HMV. These types of stores would be found in shopping centres, this is because they would know that at a shopping centre they would be able to fill their stores out with more products.

The third store that I will be talking about is textile stores, these are stores that only sell clothes, not food and clothes but just clothes, some examples of this type of store is H&M, topman, topshop and Ralph Lauren. These types of stores would be found in shopping centres and online, they are moving away from having stores in the high street. This is because they already have a reputation so they could move to bigger stores where they could show...