variety store


Definition of variety store

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

Examples of variety store in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The only son of parents who ran their own variety store and part-time smokehouse, Scott now is the face of his own barbecue business, which already has two locations and is aiming to open a third in Atlanta. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "‘Chef’s Table’ tackles the smoky spectrum of barbecue in its latest mouthwatering season," 31 Aug. 2020 The variety store chain is one of several major retailers experiencing a surge in business during the coronavirus pandemic thanks to consumers spending more on home essentials. Chauncey Alcorn, CNN, "These companies are hiring -- rapidly -- during the coronavirus crisis," 5 June 2020 As nervous shoppers strip grocery and variety store shelves of tissue, Georgia-Pacific’s Naheola mill is working to churn it out. William Thornton |, al, "Toilet paper manufacturer in Alabama says they won’t run out," 13 Mar. 2020 The development had a nondenominational church, the Towne Theater, a barbershop, grocery store and variety store. Dawn Mitchell, Indianapolis Star, "Tyndall Towne provided emergency housing for GIs returning from WWII," 26 July 2019 Moon fever took a commercial turn, as brands from Woolworth variety stores to TWA created advertisements congratulating the astronauts. Peter Hartlaub,, "Apollo 11 moon landing inspired celebrations, strife-free days in San Francisco," 18 July 2019 The vendor spaces where the Dunkin’ and the variety store are located were built into the new station as part of the overall renovations, with the goal of generating non-fare revenue. Steve Annear,, "Dunkin’ set to open in MBTA’s Government Center Station next month," 20 June 2019 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

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First Known Use of variety store

1768, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of variety store was in 1768

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15 Sep 2020

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“Variety store.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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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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