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 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, "NMC Administrators Start Dismantling Top Mideast Hospital Owner," 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, "Carrefour Bid for Casino Would Be a Big Roll of the Dice," 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, "Billionaire Shopper Is Happy to Wait in Line," 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, "Accenture took millions from an autocrat’s daughter despite corruption allegations," 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, "Ninjacart investment shows online grocery is going to be the new frontier for Walmart in India," 11 Dec. 2019 That would appear to privilege its Cdiscount, Monoprix and Franprix formats, and implies disposals elsewhere such as in hypermarkets, supermarkets and its Leader Price discount division. Washington Post, "A Famous Paris Grocery Worries About the Sales," 20 Aug. 2019 Carrefour’s 20% share of the French grocery market is in danger of being chipped away by its closure of hypermarkets and the threat from German discount chains such as Lidl. Washington Post, "Carrefour Bid for Casino Would Be a Big Roll of the Dice," 12 Sep. 2019 At hypermarkets and 24-hour convenience stores, the sales of Japanese beer have nosedived. Washington Post, "S. Koreans shun Japanese beer, travel, cars as dispute grows," 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of hypermarket

1970, in the meaning defined above

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18 May 2020

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“Hypermarket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermarket. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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chiefly British : a very large supermarket

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