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The Impact of Store Hours and Redistributive Income Effects on the Retail Industry: Some Projections for Germany

The impact of the 1996 store hour expansion in the Federal Republic of Germany on the structure of the retail industry is examined in this paper. After a discussion of the history of laws limiting store hours, the arguments of the proponents and opponents of the German time expansion are presented. This leads to an analysis of the relevant conceptual and empirical literature on the relationship between store hours and retail structure. Possible redistirbutive effects are described and predictions are made for the effects on German retailing, with suggestions for future research.

Publication Information
Article Title: The Impact of Store Hours and Redistributive Income Effects on the Retail Industry: Some Projections for Germany
Journal: The International Journal of Retail, Distribution, and Consumer Research (Jan, 2001)
11/14664402
Author(s): Grunhagen, Marko;  Mittelstaedt, Robert A
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Mittelstaedt, Robert A
Mittelstaedt, Robert A
Emeritus
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University of Nebraska-Lincoln
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