hy·​per·​mar·​ket | \ ˈhī-pər-ˌmär-kət How to pronounce hypermarket (audio) \

Definition of hypermarket

: a very large store that carries products found in a supermarket as well as merchandise commonly found in department stores

Examples of hypermarket in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web CP Group will gain control of a network of about 2,000 hypermarket and grocery stores across Thailand. Prim Chuwiruch, Bloomberg.com, 6 Nov. 2020 The Jewish owner of a large Argentine hypermarket chain has started selling kosher meat for far less than competitors, claiming that the country’s kosher supervision industry has artificially driven up costs for consumers. sun-sentinel.com, 21 Oct. 2020 Saudi Arabia’s $360 billion sovereign wealth fund is exploring a potential investment in LuLu Group International, which runs one of the Middle East’s largest hypermarket chains, according to a person familiar with the matter. Archana Narayanan, Bloomberg.com, 7 Oct. 2020 The business employs more than 1,700 people and distributes products to more than 10,000 points of sale including hypermarkets, gas stations and hospitals, according to information displayed on its website in March. Dinesh Nair, Bloomberg.com, 12 May 2020 Talk of a tie-up between the French hypermarket stalwart Carrefour SA and its arch-rival Casino Guichard Perrachon SA is back, almost a year after a first stab at exploring the idea ended in a public clash of egos and accusations of dishonesty. Washington Post, 12 Sep. 2019 There’s one bright spot: The company is in talks to dispose of its Real hypermarkets unit and is trying to sell a stake in its China operations. Washington Post, 7 Aug. 2019 Accenture, headquartered in Ireland, was also hired in 2015 by Contidis, the company behind an Angolan hypermarket network majority-owned by dos Santos and her husband. Max De Haldevang, Quartz Africa, 19 Jan. 2020 In November, popular hypermarket chain Big Bazaar, a Future Retail brand, was fulfilling between 300 and 1,000 orders per day per store for Amazon’s two-hour delivery service Prime Now from 18 stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz India, 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hypermarket

1970, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypermarket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermarket. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of hypermarket

chiefly British : a very large supermarket

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