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Retailing, Distribution and Reputation: Historical Perspectives

May 23, 2017
Univerisity of Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton WV1 1LY
United Kingdom

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The CHORD (Centre for the History of Retailing and distribution) workshop on:

'Retailing, Distribution and Reputation: Historical Perspectives'

will take place at the University of Wolverhampton, UK

on 23 May 2017.

The programme, together with abstracts, registration details and further information, can be found at:

The programme includes:

Nicholas Oddy, Glasgow School of Art, UK
British and Guaranteed: Reputational Maintenance in Meccano Ltd

Erin Bramwell, Lancaster University, UK
‘Pharmacy atmosphere’: the impact of commercial spaces on patent medicines and their consumers in early twentieth-century Britain

Johanna Wassholm and Anna Sundelin, both Åbo Akademi University, Finland
‘Ruck-sack Russians’ and the Local Community in the Swedish-speaking Regions of Finland, ca 1880–1920: Reception, Practices and Communication

Thomas Mollanger, University of Bordeaux, France
Who is to be trusted in the Cognac brandy supply chain? The reconfiguration of retailers’ reputations as a tool to create trust in front of the growing power of producers’ names, first half of the 19th c. – first years of the 20th c.

John Porter, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Consumer Credit in Ireland 1920-1960

Graham Harding, University of Oxford, UK
Brands and the role of reputation in the nineteenth-century British wine trade

George Campbell Gosling, University of Wolverhampton, UK
Retail as Fundraising: The NHS as a Case Study

Bethan Bide, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
‘The Junior Miss is…?’ How Bentalls built its reputation with young consumers at a time of austerity (1945-1951)

Jon Stobart, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
A world of goods? Products, promotion and place-names in English shops, c.1670-1820

The workshop will take place in room Room MH108-9, Mary Seacole (MH) Building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.

The fee is £20

For further information and to register, please see the workshop web-pages, at:

Or contact Laura Ugolini, at:

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