mom and pop

(redirected from Mom and Pop Shops)
Also found in: Financial.

mom and pop

n
(Commerce)
a. a small family-owned private business enterprise
b. (as modifier): a mom and pop store.
References in periodicals archive ?
Come to think of it, preserving mom and pop shops, regardless of changes in market conditions, economic realities and technological advancements might just be a good idea.
The Mom and Pop shops are facing the same plight as the Mama stores.
Intel would probably rather avoid a million certifications with a million little ISPs, and a few companies with national WiFi networks would probably be better-at least from a usability perspective-than a million Mom and Pop shops.
So these companies go and sell Element to every mall store in the world, every chain store, and so what that does is hurt the mom and pop shops and puts them out of business, the core skate shops that were here when magazines were only 20 pages.