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Localism and the community shop

Calderwood E & Davies K (2013) Localism and the community shop, Local Economy, 28 (3), pp. 339-349.

There has been considerable interest in recent years in the establishment of community retail enterprises; local shops owned and run by the local community often as an alternative to the closure of the last privately-owned shop in the area. Government efforts to give local communities more rights and powers, including a community right to bid for ‘assets of community value,' would seem to offer new opportunities for such enterprises. However, there are more barriers to the establishment and continued running of these enterprises than might appear at first sight. Community retail enterprises often need specific support from local and national organisations tailored to the different stages in their development if they are to fulfil their potential.

Retailing; Co-operatives; Social Enterprises; Localism

AuthorsCalderwood Eric, Davies Keri
Publication date05/2013
Publication date online02/2013
ISSN 0269-0942

Local Economy: Volume 28, Issue 3 (2013)

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