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chain store

One of a number of retail stores operating under the same brand name and selling similar merchandise.

chain store

(Commerce) one of several retail enterprises under the same ownership and management. Also called: multiple store

chain′ store`

a retail store that is part of a chain.
[1905–10, Amer.]
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Noun1.chain store - one of a chain of retail stores under the same management and selling the same merchandise
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
chain - (business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
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(tʃein) noun
1. a series of (especially metal) links or rings passing through one another. The dog was fastened by a chain; She wore a silver chain round her neck.
2. a series. a chain of events.
to fasten or bind with chains. The prisoner was chained to the wall.
chain mail
armour made of iron links.
chain store
one of a series of shops (often department stores) under the same ownership.
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A PricewaterhouseCoopers study conducted for NCCR concluded that if the corn ethanol mandate is left unchanged, chain restaurant industry costs will increase by up to $3.
Anything that isn't on a menu at a chain restaurant, such as a bread basket or drinks at the bar.
The RFS has had an adverse effect on the chain restaurant industry, which has witnessed marked increases in commodity prices and associated costs to the tune of billions of dollars a year," he added.
Senate and House of Representatives have signed letters urging the Food and Drug Administration not to expand chain restaurant menu labeling regulations to grocery stores.
The first comprehensive, industry-focused report details the economic impact of the RFS mandate on the chain restaurant industry, commodity prices and the food supply chain.
This important and timely legislation is crucial to small business chain restaurant owners and their employees.
Including calorie information on fast food and chain restaurant menus would make a sizable dent in the nation's obesity problem, according to a study in the September issue of AJPH.
On Wednesday, representatives of Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth will ask Lane County commissioners to take action on chain restaurant menu labeling - a policy that can have a significant impact on consumers' right to know and on public health.
We don't want a chain restaurant,'' Niagra Street resident Penny Church told council members at a meeting Tuesday night.
Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), on the chain restaurant industry, commodity prices and the food supply chain.
APHA strongly supports efforts to provide consumers with caloric and other nutritional information about the foods they commonly see and often purchase in fast food (outlets), other chain restaurant establishments and vending machines," Benjamin wrote.