Год издания: 2003
Количество страниц: 256
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Book Description Ten years ago, Faith Popcorn declared "the end of shopping" in her bestselling book The Popcorn Report . But from the looks of things, shopping is as pervasive as ever; we are a culture obsessed and beguiled by the desire for consumer goods. Journalist and shopping addict Pamela Klaffke documents the history of shopping, from a time when cattle were currency to the current age of contemporary shopping phenoms like QVC and eBay. Topics covered include: The history of shopping malls and department stores The evolution of retail design Inventions that made shopping easier: the cash -register (1884), the shopping cart (1936), the bar code (1952) Information on the largest fashion retail chain (The Gap, 3,676 stores), the largest retail firm (Wal-Mart, with annual revenues of $191 billion), and the world's largest mall (West Edmonton Mall, at 121 acres) Shopping meccas and customs from around the world The...