chain store


Definition of chain store

: one of numerous usually retail stores having the same ownership and selling the same lines of goods

Examples of chain store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Inside Story of America’s Richest Man told the rags-to-riches story of the discount-store owner from the Ozarks who became a chain store titan. Kyle Edward Williams, The New Republic, "The End of the Businessman President," 9 Dec. 2020 And Halloween also has brought in new customers — some who detour on their way to a seasonal costume chain store, also located at the mall. Matthew J. Palm,, "Key theatrical costume shop expands, offers sale — just in time for Halloween," 9 Oct. 2020 Reliance Retail runs supermarkets, India’s largest consumer electronics chain store, a cash and carry wholesaler, fast-fashion outlets and an online grocery store called JioMart. Baiju Kalesh,, "KKR to Invest $754 Million in Mukesh Ambani’s Retail Unit," 23 Sep. 2020 The lone survivor of what was once the largest video chain store in the U.S. has partnered with Airbnb to offer separate sleepovers, adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. oregonlive, "Book a Blockbuster sleepover in Bend today: Stay in the world’s only surviving ’Be Kind. Please Rewind’ video store," 17 Aug. 2020 The lone survivor of what was once the largest video chain store in the U.S. has partnered with Airbnb to offer a sleepover adhering to COVID-19 safety guidelines. oregonlive, "Sleep over inside the world’s only surviving Blockbuster store in Bend," 11 Aug. 2020 Tensions quickly spiked, as the chain store has been preyed upon in riots across the country recently. NBC News, "Spurred by George Floyd's death, protesters resist having peaceful message hijacked," 31 May 2020 That's a question on the mind of the Michigan Retailers Association, a trade organization representing 5,000 member businesses and more than 15,000 stores and websites across the state, from mom-and-pop shops to large chain stores. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, "Michiganders can't return cans, bottles. Why not suspend 10-cent deposit?," 18 May 2020 The Columbus Dispatch interviewed 12 pharmacists from across the state who work in major hospitals, chain stores and independent stores. Lucas Sullivan,, "Hydroxychloroquine for a dog? Questionable coronavirus prescriptions poured into Ohio pharmacies," 26 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of chain store

1910, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chain store was in 1910

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“Chain store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chain store

: a store that has the same name and basic appearance as other stores that sell the same kind of goods and are owned by the same company

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