variety store


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variety store

n.
1. A retail store that carries a large variety of usually inexpensive merchandise.
2. A convenience store.

vari′ety store`


n.
a retail store with a wide variety of low-priced articles, as a five-and-ten.
[1760–70, Amer.]
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Dan and the ship's surgeon and I had been up to the great square, listening to the music of the fine military bands and contemplating English and Spanish female loveliness and fashion, and at nine o'clock were on our way to the theater, when we met the General, the Judge, the Commodore, the Colonel, and the Commissioner of the United States of America to Europe, Asia, and Africa, who had been to the Club House to register their several titles and impoverish the bill of fare; and they told us to go over to the little variety store near the Hall of Justice and buy some kid gloves.
Seven suspected thieves, mostly minors, barged into a variety store here, taking with them about P500,000, police said.
The new 1,865 s/f store at 350 Bridgeport Avenue is a smoke shop/ variety store primarily selling cigars and other tobacco-based products.
ASHBURNHAM -- After allegedly bragging to a friend about the crime, an Ashburnham man has been charged with robbing a variety store using a machete.
Wal-Mart's first chairman and CEO was a variety store chain employee from Kansas.
He aims to launch a variety store bringing back the muchloved pic 'n' mix sweets, toys and everyday items.
Instore, the troubled UK variety store retailer formerly known as Brown and Jackson, slumped to a full year loss and said it largest shareholder, the South African group Tradegro, was still in talks with a third party to sell part of its 64.6 per cent stake.
Not only did Cyr own and operate a local grocery and variety store for 25 years, but she joined the town's minor hockey association in 1974 and became its president in 1980.
This 9,500-square-foot Woolworths General Store, one of eight British retailer Kingfisher's Woolworths unit has opened in the last year, combines elements from Woolworths' variety store format with aspects of Superdrug, Kingfisher's drug chain, which is currently No.
Moore has been polishing her people skills since the age of 13, when she took her first job for 70 cents an hour at Rocky's Variety Store in Blue Island, IL.
Output per hour of all persons decreased at an average annual rate of a 5 percent during 1967-86,- however, from 1977, productivity improved modestly, aided by technological innovations Productivity, as measured by output per hour of all persons, in the variety store industry' decreased at an average annual rate of 0.5 percent from 1967 to 1986, compared with an average annual rate of 1.0 percent for the total nonfarm business sector of the economy during the same period.2 The overall decline in productivity reflects an average annual decrease in output of 2.6 percent and a slightly slower rate of decrease in hours of 2.1 percent.
A United Kingdom-based variety store company thought it would be fun to gift someone with a package that had no item inside.