a retail store operated by a company for the convenience of the employees, who are required to buy from the store.
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- company manners,
- company of jesus,
- company officer,
- company secretary,
- company sergeant major,
- company town,
- company union,
- company woman,
Origin of company store
An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
Also called industrial store.
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Examples from the Web for company store
So after supper he had to seek out his boss, and arrange to get credit at the company-store.King Coal|Upton Sinclair