chain store

noun

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 Struggling boutique bookseller Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) hates Joe Fox (Tom Hanks), the owner of a corporate Foxbooks chain store that just moved in across the street. Travis Bean, Forbes, 7 May 2022 Incorporating unique and vintage items was a priority for the clients, and secondhand rugs and antique light fixtures help balance the chain store purchases, like an RH dining table and RH teen chairs. Christine Lennon, Sunset Magazine, 22 Apr. 2022 Cummings also stressed the importance of small business to the community, noting that of $68 of every $100 spent in local shops stays in the Village, as opposed to only $43 spent at a chain store. Hank Beckman, chicagotribune.com, 5 Apr. 2022 How to roll out Hemster at a big retail chain store? Stephanie Clifford, ELLE, 28 Jan. 2022 By the end of June 2021, Great Britain’s high streets lost over 8,700 chain store branches from prominent retail locations, according to PwC research, supported by the Local Data Company. Kate Hardcastle, Forbes, 30 Dec. 2021 Mont Blanc store that gives out limited tickets at 9:30 a.m. each morning to Namashibori Montblanc, a chain store that has its own chestnut squeezing machine to ensure maximum freshness. Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN, 5 Dec. 2021 Seel mentioned that during a recent visit to Chipotle, the chain store was out of basics like lettuce. Christina Tkacik, baltimoresun.com, 21 Oct. 2021 His latest video is a follow-up to his viral hits from last year: an unsolicited theme song for the seasonal chain store Spirit Halloween and a sequel paid for by the company. Emily Palmer Heller, Vulture, 1 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chain store

1901, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chain store was in 1901

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12 May 2022

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“Chain store.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chain%20store. Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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