Suburbanization of Retailing in Shanghai: The Case of Hypermarket Sector

Authors: Ling Zhang*, University of Central Arkansas
Topics: Business Geography, Urban Geography, China
Keywords: retail, suburbanization, hypermarket, Shanghai
Session Type: Paper
Day: 4/5/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM
Room: Roosevelt 0, Marriott, Exhibition Level
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Suburbanization has been continuing in major Chinese cities since the 1990s. Many studies have well-documented the suburbanization of population and employment in large Chinese cities. Using the case of hypermarket sector, this paper analyzes the spatial and temporal dynamics of retail suburbanization in Shanghai from 1998 to 2014. The locational interrelationship between population and retailing over time has been investigated. The result shows that suburbanization of retailing has accelerated in Shanghai, and spatial clustering of hypermarkets has intensified in the inner suburban districts.

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