su·​per·​cen·​ter | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌsen-tər How to pronounce supercenter (audio) \

Definition of supercenter

: a very large discount department store that also sells a complete line of grocery merchandise

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Meijer operates more than 245 supercenters and grocery stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin and Kentucky, while Aldi has more than 1,900 stores in 36 states. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "These stores, restaurants are asking customers not to openly carry guns," 11 Sep. 2019 Unlike a traditional Walmart supercenter, however, customers won't be able go inside. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Walmart and Nordstrom are building stores that don't sell anything," 27 July 2019 About 220,000 items, 70,000 more than are in a Walmart supercenter, will be available for next day. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Walmart expands from online groceries, adds next-day delivery of everything else in Texas," 11 July 2019 Seven & I, which in addition to convenience stores also operates supercenters and specialty stores in Japan, reported a first-quarter profit increase of 21.5% to $482 million. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "7-Eleven parent wants U.S. stores to sell more fresh and fast food 'like is common in Japan'," 5 July 2019 More than 90% of the brands Aldi sells are its own private labels, and the store only stocks around 1,400 different items — compared with around 40,000 at traditional supermarkets and more than 100,000 at Walmart supercenters. Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, "Aldi moves into Walmart's backyard," 8 June 2019 The supercenter is the 10th store the retailer has opened in Wisconsin since 2015. Joe Taschler, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Store closures part of grocery market upheaval in metro Milwaukee," 13 Apr. 2018 Finally, when in doubt, a small denomination gift card to a big box store/supercenter in their area is always a lifesaver. Southern Living, "The Etiquette of Giving: Your Gift Questions Answered," 12 July 2018 At 22 million square feet, the complex will have the floor space of more than 130 Walmart supercenters. James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Donald Trump heads to Wisconsin to celebrate Foxconn amid his attacks on Harley-Davidson," 26 June 2018

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First Known Use of supercenter

1977, in the meaning defined above

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