company store

  1. a retail store operated by a company for the convenience of the employees, who are required to buy from the store.

Origin of company store

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
  • Also called industrial store.

Words Nearby company store Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use company store in a sentence

  • Except at the company store, this scrip was worth only from seventy to ninety cents on the dollar.

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