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cooperative store

  1. a retail store owned and managed by consumer-customers who supply the capital and share in the profits by patronage dividends.
  2. a store operated by a farmers' cooperative organization or by a cooperative chain.
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Origin of cooperative store

First recorded in 1850–55
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