Lowe’s Marketing Geography Assignment Part A: 1. It is difficult to determine if the current Lowe’s stores are located where they are based on either the breakpoint method or Thiessen Polygon technique. It could be argued that the stores are positioned to maximize the distance between stores this would support the concept that their location was based on the Thiessen Polygon(Swales 78). However, the fact that there are larger then normal distances between some stores would seem to indicate that their location might have been determined using the break point technique. The larger distances between some stores would seem to indicate that the have a larger attractive pull so that some stores might be further apart then others to avoid...The end:
.....RCODE =35&PC=m6j1e4). This would seem to indicate that there is not a market for home improvement products in this location. Works Cited Anonymous, “Census Tract Profile for Census Tract 0040, Toronto(CMA) and Ontario(PR)” on the Statistics Canada Website, 2006: http://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census- recensement/2006/dp-pd/prof/92597/P3.cfm?Lang=E&CTCODE =1051&CACODE=535&PRCODE=35&PC=m6j1e4. Anonymous, Google Earth Website, 2010: http://earth. google.com/intl/en/thanks.html#os = win#chrome = yes#updat er =yes. Davies, R.L, “Store Location and Store Assessment Research” In Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol2., No.2, 1977: 141-157. Swales, Stephen, Marketing Geography, 2nd Edition, Pearson, Boston, 2005.