supercenter

noun
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

Examples of supercenter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The retailer has combined its Walmart Grocery app with its main app to allow consumers to shop for items in multiple departments, much like a trip to one of the company's supercenter stores. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Walmart upgrades apps due to coronavirus to combine groceries with electronics, toys and more," 20 May 2020 In early 2006, Damariscotta voters changed the town zoning, blocking the supercenter. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "As Amazon Rises, So Does the Opposition," 18 Apr. 2020 Some of her work was hands-on, like when Walmart announced a new supercenter in the tiny Maine town of Damariscotta. David Streitfeld, New York Times, "As Amazon Rises, So Does the Opposition," 18 Apr. 2020 Some of the riskiest stores to work in include those selling home furnishings, used merchandise and building materials, as well as tire dealers and supercenters. Washington Post, "Workers fired from Google plan to file federal labor complaint," 4 Dec. 2019 Instead, the supercenter is again the workhorse for Walmart and is facilitating its e-commerce strategy. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Retail Therapy: Lists of the Top 20 retailers separated by a transformative decade," 2 Jan. 2020 Please consider supporting local journalism by subscribing to The Enquirer at cincinnati.com/subscribe ] Under Walmart's new rule, a typical supercenter of 200,000 square feet would only allow 1,000 shoppers at a time. Alexander Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: Kroger to limit shoppers entering stores nationwide," 6 Apr. 2020 Another big retail employer category is general merchandise stores, which includes super-busy supercenter mass discounters, such as Walmarts – but also department stores, such as Macy's, which is closed amid the crisis. Alexander Coolidge, Cincinnati.com, "Coronavirus: 1 out of 7 Ohio jobs in impacted industries - so far," 23 Mar. 2020 In the 1990s and 2000s, Walmart used the supercenter to become the largest U.S. grocer. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Retail Therapy: Lists of the Top 20 retailers separated by a transformative decade," 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of supercenter

1977, in the meaning defined above

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29 May 2020

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“Supercenter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercenter. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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