variety store

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variety store

A shop that sells a myriad of different items, especially those that are relatively inexpensive. I used to love weird little variety stores like this when I was a kid—there was always something interesting I could find.
See also: store, variety

variety store

A retail shop that carries a large selection of usually inexpensive merchandise, as in What this town needs is a good variety store. [Second half of 1700s]
See also: store, variety
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The main driver of future growth is expected to be the rapid development of variety stores and the growing popularity of this channel amongst Russian consumers.
But Walton chose to open his early discount stores in the same types of communities where he had previously operated variety stores.
The work force of the variety stores industry consists of nonsupervisory employees, supervisory workers, partners and proprietors, and unpaid family workers.
The variety store channel is in line for a shakeup in early 2015, depending on the result of mergers and acquisition activities between the top players in the category, Dollar General, Family Dollar and Dollar Tree.
* Sam Walton's chain of discount and variety stores is incorporated as Walmart Stores Inc.
Fix Price is the only chained retailer operating in variety stores in Russia and offer goods for a fixed price.
[USPRwire, Tue Mar 31 2015] The lingering economic uncertainty amongst a portion of the population continued to drive value sales through more affordable or economy channels such as variety stores and mass merchandisers.
in April agreed to sell the majority of its Kresge and Jupiter variety stores in the United States to McCrory Corp.
As a next step, international fashion retailers and variety stores enter the marketplace.
General merchandisers -- including discounters, department stores and variety stores -- saw sales rise 1.3 percent in January against December, and 6.1 percent over a year ago.
These growth rates were driven by the success of variety stores. Variety stores outperformed department stores in terms of current value growth in 2014.
"Global Value, Variety Stores and General Merchandise Retailers Market Size and Forecast to 2017" is based upon an extensive, cross-country, industry research program which brings together Canadean's research, modelling, and analysis expertise in order to develop uniquely detailed market data.
DUCKWALL-ALCO STORES REPORTS RECORD RESULTS: Duckwall-ALCO Stores Inc., which operates 260 full-line discount and hometown variety stores in 21 central states, announced record sales and higher earnings for the fiscal year ended February 2, 2003.
Continually renewing itself with the juxtaposition of prestige, variety stores, and a mix of price points, Madison is a diehard New Yorkers' paradise where one can spend $50 or $5,000 within a matter of yards.