Clarinda Jansberg and Soniya Billore: Editors of Special Issue on Sustainable Retailing

Consumers have growing concerns on consuming responsibly and retail brands are increasingly more willing to align their strategy with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) framed by the United Nations. The rise of the offline and online second-hand market is a way to offer consumers a more sustainable way of living.

However, the question remains as to whether the existing second-hand retail formats meet consumer’s functional and experiential aspects of transformative consumption. Moreover, from the retailer’s perspective further discussions are needed as to whether, and how second-hand stores can capitalise on this growing trend of sustainable consumption and transformative behavior, by considering sex, age, ethnicity, wallet size, and culture among other factors.

To address the increasing interest in second-hand shopping and to contribute to the existing discussions on sustainable retailing, The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research invite original research and in-depth conceptual papers on “Second-Hand Shopping: Paving the way to transformative consumption”

Clarinda Jansberg is Associate Editor of The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research and Associate Professor in Marketing at the School of Business and Economics.

Soniya Billore is also Associate Professor in Marketing in the same faculty and an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Governance in Cognitive Cities.

Both conduct research in the field of sustainable consumption and transformative behavior and will act as Editors of this Special Issue, which is expected to be published in 2025.