big-box store

  

Definition

A large retail store whose physical layout resembles a large square or box when seen from above. A big-box store is characterized by a large amount of floor space (generally more than 50,000 square feet), a wide array of items available for sale, and its location in suburban areas. Big-box stores often can offer lower prices because they buy products in high volume. Also called supercenter, superstore, megacenter.

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  • Many people now think of a big-box store as their favorite place to shop so you really must have your product at them.

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  • We went to the big-box store and we were very impressed and even a little intimidated with everything that was offered there.

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  • Retailers that stock many items, often at lower prices, need large retail spaces, which may be shaped like a box and thus are called a big-box store.

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