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chain store

one of a group of retail stores under the same ownership and selling similar merchandise.
Origin of chain store
An Americanism dating back to 1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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chain store

one of several retail enterprises under the same ownership and management Also called multiple store
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chain store in Culture

chain store definition

One of many retail stores owned by a single corporation and offering similar products. Examples include Sears and Safeway.

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