ERIC Number: ED338922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Retail Trade. International Trends and National Features.
Training & Employment: French Dimensions, n5 Aut 1991
This brief examines trends in the retail trade, especially in grocery stores, from an international perspective. A comparison of recent national studies finds the following: (1) significant differences in structure and organization exist, especially in the role of traditional small shops versus large chain grocery stores; (2) increasing store size and chain size in supermarkets seems to be leveling off, with newer stores sometimes smaller and concentrating more on service; (3) data on employment in the various sectors are difficult to compare across countries--in particular, productivity figures are often misleading; (4) higher educational and skill levels are now needed by managers and supervisors in grocery operations, but lower-level employees often have little or no training; and (5) part-time work has been increasing but may level off with the aging of the work force, and new avenues for employment may be needed in the future. (17 references) (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches sur les Qualifications, Paris (France).
Identifiers: France; Germany; Great Britain; Sweden