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dc.contributor.advisorBallard, Richard.
dc.creatorMadlala, Thabani T.
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-05T10:00:33Z
dc.date.available2017-06-05T10:00:33Z
dc.date.created2015
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10413/14576
dc.descriptionMaster of Arts in Development Studies. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban 2015.en_US
dc.description.abstractPurpose – This thesis presents a study of large retailers and spaza shops in the township of KwaMashu, South Africa. The aim is to explore the effects of the new large retailer of Pick n Pay on spaza shops. The core research questions are: Are there any links between the spaza shops and Pick n Pay?, Does Pick n Pay stimulate or displace spaza retailing?, Have spaza shop owners lost markets for their goods as a result of the entry of Pick n Pay?, How do spaza shop owners respond to the entry of Pick n Pay? Methodology and findings – The research documents the experiences of current and former spaza shop owners on which data was collected. The core findings confirm that spaza shops in close proximity to Pick n Pay are more likely to be prone to negative impacts – specifically on consumer volume, stock size, and profits – compared to those in outlying areas. In a competitive market spaza shops are vulnerable on prices. Very few of the spaza shops have adopted business strategies in response to the larger competitor. The findings confirm that Pick n Pay’s presence has provided some benefits to local shops in the form of easy access to supplies and reduced transport costs.en_US
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_US
dc.subjectTheses--Development studies.en_US
dc.subjectFranchises (Retail trade)--South Africa--eThekwini Municipality Metropolitan.en_US
dc.subjectRetail trade.en_US
dc.subjectSmall business--South Africa--eThekwini Municipality Metropolitan.en_US
dc.subjectInformal sector (Economics)--South Africa--eThekwini Municipality Metropolitan.en_US
dc.titleDo large retailers displace small informal retailers? : the case of Pick n Pay in Kwa-Mashu.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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