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chain store

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  1. 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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Related Words for chain store

shop, emporium, boutique, outlet, market, supermarket, deli, showroom, drugstore, store, mart, super, stand, repository, storehouse, bazaar, booth, business, delicatessen, exchange

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Historical Examples of chain store

  • In the chain-store system of merchandising we see the opposite extreme of coffee retailing.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Then he had told me that the chain-store people had made him an offer, and he went to work in their Hartford store.

  • The shop sells as its leaders home-made English tarts that no chain-store could supply.

    Certain Success

    Norval A. Hawkins

British Dictionary definitions for chain store

chain store

  1. one of several retail enterprises under the same ownership and managementAlso called: multiple store
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chain store in Culture

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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