Sunday shopping forever?

Khan, Hina, McLeay, Fraser and Bentham, Paul (2011) Sunday shopping forever? In: Proceedings of the Academy of Marketing Conference 2011: Marketing Fields Forever. Academy of Marketing, Liverpool, UK. ISBN 978-0956112234

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Abstract

In the US, most large retail stores are open on Sundays. However, in many other parts of the world, countries, provinces, states and municipalities continue to regulate Sunday opening hours and there is an on-going lively debate on Sunday trading. In Europe most stores in Austria, Belgium and Norway are closed on Sundays, however in England, Hungary, Portugal and Ireland they are open. In general, there is a growing trend towards deregulation, however exceptions remain and regulations are continually changing. In 2009, France relaxed Sunday trading laws (Samuel 2009) while Germany's Constitutional Court upheld a complaint made by the country's Catholic and Protestant churches. The court ruled that from 2010 German retailers must close on Sundays which should be protected as a day of rest from work and for ‘spiritual elevation’ (Dowling 2009). Europe’s Sunday shopping laws have been described as a ‘conundrum’ with Slovenia enforcing tighter restrictions on Sunday trading at the same time that the Croatian government overturned Sunday trading bans after protests by retailers (Faithful 2006).

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: Academy of Marketing Conference 2011, Liverpool,UK, from 5-7 July 2011.
Subjects: N500 Marketing
N900 Others in Business and Administrative studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
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Depositing User: Helen Pattison
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2012 08:40
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/9533

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