a retail store operated by a company for the convenience of the employees, who are required to buy from the store.
- Also called industrial store.
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How to use company store in a sentence
Walmart stopped selling handguns and certain types of ammunition last September, after shootings at company stores left at least 24 people dead.Walmart removes guns and ammunition displays, citing concerns of ‘civil unrest’ | Abha Bhattarai | October 29, 2020 | Washington Post
The inevitable company store was connected with the stage yard, but it was not so odious then as now.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
As without exception these women kept house, the company "van" speedily expanded to a company store.The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White
Some of the bosses are too hard on 'em, sir, an' a good many think it's like sellin' theirselves to deal at the company store.Down the Slope | James Otis
These included small supplies such as candy and fruits, and they were on sale at the usual post exchange or company store.America's Munitions 1917-1918 | Benedict Crowell
Except at the company store, this scrip was worth only from seventy to ninety cents on the dollar.The Coming of Coal | Robert W. Bruere