chain store


noun

one of a group of retail stores under the same ownership and selling similar merchandise.

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Origin of chain store

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
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British Dictionary definitions for chain store

chain store

noun

one of several retail enterprises under the same ownership and managementAlso called: multiple store
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Cultural definitions for chain store

chain store

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

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