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

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Lapy, like many towns and cities across Poland, has a British Tesco hypermarket. Drew Hinshaw, WSJ, "The EU Spent a Bundle to Unify the Continent. It’s Not Working.," 8 Aug. 2018 But large billboards advertised Western-style hypermarkets, Moscow’s boulevards choked with BMWs, Bentleys, and Rolls-Royces, and Lenin’s mausoleum shared the Red Square with the likes of Gucci and Dior. Margarita Gokun Silver, Longreads, "The Forever Nomad," 30 Apr. 2018 In December Tencent responded with a stake in Yonghui Superstores, China’s second-largest, and is considering another in the Chinese operations of Carrefour, a French hypermarket. The Economist, "Online retailers go offline in China," 5 Apr. 2018 The Tesco trial – the first of its kind by a major hypermarket in Malaysia – limits the bag discounts to two per transaction. Michael Taylor, The Christian Science Monitor, "With reusable plastic bag, Malaysian shoppers encouraged to limit waste," 3 Apr. 2018 The country’s fourth-biggest hypermarket operator by market share already has a tech-industry investor in e-commerce player JD.com Inc., according to Bloomberg Intelligence. Vinicy Chan, Bloomberg.com, "Tencent to Buy Part of Supermart Chain in Rare Retail Foray," 17 Dec. 2017 The tycoon has been on an acquisition spree in recent years, buying stakes in companies from hypermarkets to milk producers. P.r. Venkat, WSJ, "Thai Tycoon Makes Frothy Offer for Stake in Vietnam’s Largest Beer Maker," 12 Dec. 2017 The conglomerates had to suspend operations in most of its 99 hypermarkets in China for alleged violations of fire-safety rules, and halted a 3 trillion won ($2.6 billion) theme-park project in northeastern China. Sohee Kim, Bloomberg.com, "Korean Businesses Set for China Thaw, Though Wounds Remain," 1 Nov. 2017 Carrefour shares are trading about 70 percent below their 1999 peak as rapid growth in Brazil and the roll-out of smaller city shops have failed to compensate for investor concern over the French hypermarkets. Robert Williams, Bloomberg.com, "Amazon's Whole Foods Deal Turns Spotlight on France's Carrefour," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of hypermarket

1970, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hypermarket

chiefly British : a very large supermarket

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