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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It thus occurred that one day the two girls, on their way to the main street for an hour's shopping at the Villa de Paris and Variety Store, were stopped by Dick Mattingly a few yards from their house, with the remark that, as the county election was then in progress, it would be advisable for them to defer their intention for a few hours.
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.
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.
This Retail Variety store is to be sold with listing 4391749 as both are located on the same premises and share expenses.
Small town variety store operator Sam Walton was not the first or the only one to recognize, back in the early 1960s, that discount stores were the future.
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.
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.
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.