Big box store is a colloquial term used to describe a retail store housed in a rectangular, one-floor building with a high ceiling. This design provides space for a large amount of merchandise and serves as an enormous billboard to attract customers. Opponents of retail chains criticize big boxes especially for being visually overbearing. In commerce, a retailer buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells individual items or small quantities to the general public or end user customers, usually in a shop, also called store. ... Roadside billboards frequently encourage passersby to visit local businesses. ...
Categories: Retail corporation stubs Typical Best Buy store Best Buy Co. ... The current Kmart logo Kmart is a brand and retailing division of Sears Holdings Corporation. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Sams Club in Plano, Texas Typical Sams Club Sams Club is a membership-only warehouse club owned and operated by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is the largest membership warehouse club chain in the world, and headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States, with its flagship warehouse #1 in nearby Seattle. ... Meijer is a regional department store and grocery retailer with about half of its stores located in Michigan, and the rest scattered across Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. ... The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is a home improvement retailer that aims for both the do-it-yourself consumer and the professional in home improvement construction. ... Lowes (NYSE: LOW) is a United States-based chain of home improvement and major appliance retail stores. ...
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