hy·​per·​mar·​ket ˈhī-pər-ˌmär-kət How to pronounce hypermarket (audio)
: 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 Last July, Taiwan’s Fair Trade Commission approved its NT$11.5 billion ($377 million) purchase of a 96% stake in hypermarket chain RT-Mart’s Taiwan business from French multinational retail group Auchan and Taiwanese conglomerate Ruentex Group. Jane Ho, Forbes, 19 Apr. 2023 Apart from Thai Beverage, Charoen is also the controlling shareholder of Singapore’s Frasers Property, Thai hypermarket chain Big C Supercenter and hotel operator Asset World. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 5 May 2022 According to several Romanian news outlets, the fence in the photo separated sections of essential and nonessential goods at a Kaufland hypermarket. Bayliss Wagner, USA TODAY, 24 Dec. 2021 The purchase of Lotus last year marked the return of the grocery and hypermarket chain to CP Group, which originally established Lotus as Lotus Supercenter in 1994. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypermarket was in 1970

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“Hypermarket.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypermarket. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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