su·​per·​cen·​ter ˈsü-pər-ˌsen-tər How to pronounce supercenter (audio)
: a very large discount department store that also sells a complete line of grocery merchandise

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 2013, the planning and zoning commission approved Wal-Mart’s application for a 152,430-square-foot supercenter store at the site, but Walmart abandoned the plan in 2017, a decision in line with a nationwide retreat from brick-and-mortar retail and the rise of e-commerce. Jesse Leavenworth,, 27 Feb. 2021 The local economics of supercenters presents another complicated dimension to the food desert problem. Gia Mora, Treehugger, 22 Feb. 2023 The first stores in the Mobile area have been around 20,000 square feet (the company says its typical store is 12,000 square feet), compared to a supercenter that average slightly under 200,000 square feet. al, 16 Feb. 2023 Meijer's supercenter stores are typically about 150,000 square feet. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2023 In Chesapeake, Virginia, details are emerging about the six people who police say were shot to death by a manager at a Walmart supercenter Tuesday night. CBS News, 24 Nov. 2022 Phil Helsel Walmart has set up an associate resource center for employees and their families in the wake of a shooting at a supercenter in Chesapeake, Virginia, the city said Wednesday. Chantal Da Silva, NBC News, 23 Nov. 2022 The Meijer Grocery stores are bigger than Meijer's neighborhood market stores but smaller than the retailer's supercenter stores, which are typically about 150,000 square feet. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 2 Sep. 2022 Shoppers are most likely to visit the wholesale grocery store Costco before stepping foot in the supercenter, according to survey data from Safegraph. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 25 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supercenter was in 1977

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“Supercenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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