実践ビジネス英語 2020/4/22 L2(4) Whither the Retail Business





実践ビジネス英語 2020/4/22 (4) Whither the Retail Business どうなる、小型ビジネス
-Summary
Lyons says leading retailers are opening smaller stores in city centers, and explains to Ueda how so-called pop-up stores operate. McMillan says retailers are recruiting holiday workers much earlier than in the past, as well as offering better pay and perks. Ueda says many people see robots as an answer to the problem of not being able to hire enough retail staff.
perk(s) 特典

「ポップアップストア」を、ライオンズはどのように説明していますか。
They’re small stores that are set up quickly and which operate for a set span of time.
大都市の中心部では、どのような人材の需要が供給を上回っていますか。
A friend of mine who works in the retail sector says demand for skilled staffers is outpacing supply in major urban centers.
downsized コンパクト [小型]化した
“downsized” means reduced in size or number. For example, Company X released a downsized version of its passenger car. Or, our downsized office will have 25 employees instead of 50.
diwnsized もともとは車の小型化に関して使った。だんだん企業の規模縮小の意味で。
serve the needs of -, 〜のニーズに応える
urban consumer 都市部[都会]の消費者
A consumer in a city as opposed to one in a rural area. Likewise, you hear about urban economies vs. rural economies. Ah, urban issues overall vs. rural issues.
urban planning 都市計画
operate for a set span of time 期間限定で営業[活動] する
Lyons says, “Pop-up stores are small stores that are set up quickly and which operate for a set span of time.” Set means fixed, established. A visa is also issued for a set period of time, one year, three years, five years.

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