variety store


Definition of variety store

: a retail store that carries a wide variety of merchandise especially of low unit value

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For Saks, a unit of Hudson’s Bay (hbc), this is no garden variety store remodel: the flagship is believed to generate some $700 million in a sales, and beauty typically generates 12% of a high-end department store’s sales. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Saks Fifth Avenue's Beauty Business Gets a Big Makeover," 21 May 2018 The pharmacy and variety store also has an awesome soda fountain with world-famous lemonade. Cheryl Wray |,, "Need a last-minute Christmas gift for the Alabama and Auburn sports fan in your life?," 22 Dec. 2017 His father-in-law, Kenneth R. Perry, owned a five-and-dime variety store in Norfolk and asked Mr. Brock to help run it. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Macon Brock, Dollar Tree Founder, Searched the World for Bargains," 22 Dec. 2017 Apples are available from Wisconsin growers from late summer to early winter, and many varieties store well in the refrigerator for several months. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "An apple a day is not half-baked advice," 11 Oct. 2017 Soon that was gone, replaced by a discount variety store in 1981, the wavy windows on the right were gone altogether. Roger Catlin, Smithsonian, "Watch How One Harlem Storefront Changes Over Nearly Four Decades," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of variety store

1768, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of variety store

US : a store that sells many different kinds of products that are not expensive

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