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chain store

one of a group of retail stores under the same ownership and selling similar merchandise.
Origin of chain store
1905-10, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for chain store
  • Maintains contact with retail and chain store management to obtain current information regarding market conditions.
  • See how this major chain store accommodates, appreciates, and promotes its diverse workforce.
  • In addition, a large chain store for homebuilder supplies plans more expansion overseas than domestically.
  • The major boost in retail sales was driven by an increase in chain store outlets.
  • The national chain store may offer the same service contract pricing and sell the same phone for several hundred dollars less.
  • Many companies, especially chain store operators, want to remove real estate and related debt from their balance sheets.
British Dictionary definitions for chain store

chain store

one of several retail enterprises under the same ownership and management Also called multiple store
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chain store in Culture

chain store definition

One of many retail stores owned by a single corporation and offering similar products. Examples include Sears and Safeway.

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