Spatial Settings Of The Brazilian Retail Commerce
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The goal of this study is to analyze the growth of retail commerce in Brazil, considering the expansion of the internal consumption market which is propelled by the surge in the country's credit system as well as by state income redistribution policies and tax exemptions. This market expansion implies a profound re-structuring on the productive level which houses the industrial, commercial and service sectors, and is accomplished by means of a constant spatial reorganization as well as the gradual transformation of consumption patterns. One of the main features of the internal market growth is the trend of exacerbating the downtown-periphery contradictions generated by the consolidation of concentration and spatial centralization processes of economic activities in specific regions of the country.