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mom and pop

n
(Commerce)
a. a small family-owned private business enterprise
b. (as modifier): a mom and pop store.
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The "Convenience, Mom And Pop Stores Global Market Report 2019" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Using Bodega means people won't have to interact with their neighborhood bodega vendor, which would lower sales for the mom and pop stores.
That night when he woke and looked all about, He saw Mom and Pop Owl and the owlets were out, Probably flying through trees, searching for food, But he, Ollie Owl, would go find something good!
Mom and Pop would emerge from the room and ask, "What's going on?
Mom and pop shops would be all over the city and our streetscapes would be preserved.
Such displacements of the Mom and Pop shops are happening in many developing and developed countries.
The idea of going back to "mom and pop" safety standards is scary until you realize that 21st century moms and pops may have learned a thing or two about safety, technology, and good manufacturing practices.
Smithy experiences an awakening when his mom and pop are killed in a horrible automobile accident.
Mom and Pop had promised to give Shep to a neighbor who wanted her, and they would train one of the other pups as a farm dog.
What was it about the mom and pop grocery store on the corner that makes us all nostalgic for the good old days?
Many barriers were cited, some cultural (such as the average Japanese consumer's purported preference for shopping at small neighborhood 'mom and pop' shops, which smothered their customers with personal attention) and some were structural (such as Japan's infamous multi-tiered, tradition-bound distribution system).
This analysis becomes a paradigm for the disturbing changes that have occurred throughout small town America, as Wal-Mart displaces the mom and pop retail shops, authority crumbles, and violence escalates on television and in real life, leaving young people confused and uprooted.