Flexible Working in Food Retailing: A Comparison Between France, Germany, Great Britain and Japan

1st Edition

Christophe Baret, Steffen Lehndorff, Leigh Sparks

Published March 9, 2000
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9780415212205 - CAT# RU19809
Series: Routledge Studies in Retailing


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This book makes use of a four country research programme, covering France, Germany, Great Britain and Japan. Investigations and interviews at store, company and individual levels paint a picture of working times in the sector and in each of the countries. The volume provides some explanations for national differences as well as the similarities; supply and demand issues, as well as societal and social backgrounds. Large format food retailing is a major force in each country, employing millions in many different situations and conditions. This book suggests opportunities for retailers and employees to better manage their situations.

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