discount store

  

Definition

A department store which offers its items at a lower price than many other retail stores. Discount stores are often able to drop their prices due to efficient distribution methods. Many of the largest discount stores are also chain stores, and include Wal-Mart, Target, and K-Mart. Furthermore, many of these discount stores could also be categorized as big-box stores, as they grow to include more and more products, sometimes even including a large grocery section.

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  • If you want to find good value on cheap products, try shopping at a discount store because they carry consumer goods at the lowest prices.

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  • When looking for new furniture I always check out the discount store first, hoping to save a little money in the process.

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  • Though discount stores have historically had a competitive advantage based upon pricing to traditional department stores that advantage has been diminished as online retailers are able to offer even greater economies due to lesser operating costs.

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