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Grade 10 Commerce: Large Scale Retailers. Mr. G Mumba Munali Boys High School Lusaka. 1. Supermarkets.

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grade 10 commerce large scale retailers

Grade 10 Commerce: Large Scale Retailers

Mr. G Mumba

Munali Boys High School


1 supermarkets
1. Supermarkets
  • A supermarket is a large scale retail outlet offering self service method of sales, with three or more check out points near the exit and as well as one that offers a variety of fast moving goods.
features of supermarkets
Features Of Supermarkets
  • It offers self service method of sales.
  • It must have three or more check out points near or at the exit.
  • Offers a variety of fast moving goods such food stuffs, kitchen utensils, groceries, etc.
  • Baskets and trolleys are available for use by the customers.
  • They sell already branded, prepackaged and priced goods.
  • The have enough trading space to carter for luxurious and spacious shopping and car parks.
  • Goods are attractively displayed on shelves in appropriate sections.
  • They do enjoy economies of scale
  • They are located in busy areas.
advantages of supermarkets to retailers
Advantages Of Supermarkets to Retailers.
  • They enjoy economies of scale.
  • Employ a few workers thus reducing on running costs.
  • Attractive display of goods encourages impulse buying which leads to
  • Increased rate of sales (turn over) and profits.
advantages of supermarkets to the consumer
Advantages Of Supermarkets To The Consumer.
  • Customers enjoy one-stop shopping as a result of a variety of goods offered.
  • They benefit from additional facilities offered such as music, restaurants, car parks, the use of trolleys and baskets, etc.
  • They also enjoy the lower prices offered.
  • Customers save time since they serve themselves at a faster rate and
  • Are free to move around the shop without being rushed by any one.
disadvantages of supermarkets to retailers
Disadvantages Of Supermarkets To Retailers
  • Pilferage (theft or shop lifting) is a common problem.
  • Shop sites in busy areas are expensive to maintain.
  • Additional facilities offered such as trolleys, baskets may be costly.
  • Security installations such as cameras to curb theft may also be costly.
disadvantages of supermarkets to consumers
Disadvantages Of supermarkets To Consumers
  • The lack of personal attention may be a big problem to illiterate customers.
  • Impulse buying may tempt customers to over spend.
  • Queues at check points at peak hours may inconvenience customers.
  • No credit facilities may be offered to customers.
  • Prepackaged goods can not be inspected by customers before buying them.