stock·​room | \ ˈstäk-ˌrüm , -ˌru̇m\

Definition of stockroom

: a storage place for supplies or goods used in a business

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While Inditex is behind some of its U.S. peers in adapting its store stockrooms to fulfill online orders, Zara’s parent company is the first major European apparel company to roll out ship-from-store, analysts say. Jeannette Neumann, WSJ, "Out of Stock Online? Zara Hopes Shipping From Stores Will Boost Sales," 31 July 2018 Her first job was working overnights in the stockroom at the former East Brunswick store, earning $3.35 an hour. Michael Corkery, New York Times, "At Toys ‘R’ Us, ‘There Is Nothing Left’: The Day It Closed for Good," 30 June 2018 By keeping only samples on their sales floor, Warby Parker reduced their back-of-house stockroom square footage while simultaneously grooming customers to prefer an online retail experience. Courtney Coffman, The Atlantic, "Shops Aren’t for Shopping Anymore," 19 June 2018 Saks is also moving fine jewelry from the ground floor to the basement, space that had previously served as a stockroom. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Saks Bumps Its Beauty Counter Off Coveted Ground Floor," 18 May 2018 The audit of laboratory assistants at all 23 CSU campuses found: 46 percent said their schools do not seek their input when assessing risk to employ health and safety in chemical stockrooms or laboratory areas. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "CSU failed to ensure safety of students working with hazardous materials, audit says | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Apr. 2018 Downstairs in a stockroom, Tracy Anderson was fatally shot as well. Katie Dowd, San Francisco Chronicle, "10 Bay Area cold cases that remain unsolved," 29 Apr. 2018 Students and employees can be exposed to chemicals in laboratories, classrooms and stockrooms. Diana Lambert, sacbee, "CSU failed to ensure safety of students working with hazardous materials, audit says | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Apr. 2018 Eliminating the stockroom frees up thousands of square feet that can be added to the sales floor. Zlati Meyer, USA TODAY, "Empty Whole Foods Market store shelves anger shoppers," 8 Feb. 2018

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1825, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of stockroom

: a storage area for the supplies and goods that are used or sold in a business

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