convenience store

noun

Definition of convenience store 

: a small often franchised market that is open long hours

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Amazon’s existing stores are the size of a small convenience store — and are thus much smaller than your typical grocery store, with fewer items and people to keep track of. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "Amazon is reportedly testing its cashier-less technology in larger stores," 2 Dec. 2018 Seven & I Holdings, the Japanese company that owns 7-Eleven, said gross profit margins at its overseas convenience stores, including those in the United States, fell half a percent in the most recent fiscal year. Rachel Abrams, The Seattle Times, "Tensions build between 7-Eleven and its store owners," 30 July 2018 Months after Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students survived a massacre at their high school, the father of two survivors was shot and killed at his own convenience store during a robbery on July 17, NBC 6 Miami reported. Christianna Silva, Teen Vogue, "The Father of Two Parkland Survivors Was Fatally Shot at His Convenience Store," 20 July 2018 Pick up a Styrofoam cooler from your local convenience store. Popular Mechanics, "3 Energy-Saving Ways To Keep Your House Cooler This Summer," 27 June 2018 Oakand Park will be getting its very own Wawa convenience store. Doreen Christensen, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Wawa and its magical hoagies coming to Oakland Park," 22 June 2018 More: For these moms, side-hustle juggling balances out work, life and budget KKC began in 1989 when founder Neal Onebane began frying chicken at one of his Lafayette, Louisiana convenience stores. Sabrina Ford, USA TODAY, "Krispy Krunchy Chicken: Fried franchise wins taste buds one fill-up at a time," 15 June 2018 San Francisco is about to get its first Amazon Go cashier-free convenience store. Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, "Amazon Go cashier-free store could be headed to SF’s Union Square," 14 May 2018 But instead of going to her local convenience store, Jennifer Sue Sunday called 911. Madeleine Marr, miamiherald, "She wanted a beer so she called 911 — and cops responded | Miami Herald," 9 May 2018

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First Known Use of convenience store

1965, in the meaning defined above

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convenience store

noun

English Language Learners Definition of convenience store

: a small store that is open for many hours of the day

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