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In Canada, "Superstore" usually refers specifically to Real Canadian Superstore or Atlantic Superstore, both owned by Loblaws.
A superstore in Hong Kong.
A superstore in Hong Kong.

Superstore (also megastore or supercenter) is a name used for various kinds of largest retail stores. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... It has been suggested that List of superstores be merged into this article or section. ... Real Canadian Superstore outlet in Courtenay, British Columbia. ... Atlantic Superstore is an upscale supermarket chain of 51 stores in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Prince Edward Island. ... Loblaw Companies Limited (TSX: L) is the largest food retailer in Canada, with over 1,690 supermarkets operating under a variety of regional banners, including the namesake Loblaws. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 729 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 729 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... 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. ...


Hong Kong

To contend against Carrefour, PARKnSHOP opened the first superstore in 1996. The concept of wet market was applied to this store. The store emphasizes one-stop shopping. Today, PARKnSHOP has more than 50 superstores and megastores, making it the largest superstore network in Hong Kong. Relatively, the first Wellcome superstore was opened in 2000 and Wellcome has only 17 superstores. CRC also has four superstores. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... PARKnSHOP (Chinese: ) is one of the two largest supermarket chains in Hong Kong. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Look up Market in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Wellcome logo A Wellcome store in Robinson Road, Hong Kong. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... CRC is a three-letter acronym that could mean: Canada Research Chair Cancer Research Campaign Capital Research Center Cartier Railway (AAR reporting mark CRC) Certified Rehabilitation Counselor Chemical Rubber Company, now called CRC Press China Resources Company (華潤) Christian Reformed Church Class-Responsibility-Collaboration cards, popularized by Rebecca Wirfs-Brock, and...

However, as Hong Kong is very densely populated, the sizes of superstores are relatively smaller than in other countries. Some superstores are running at a loss (such as Chelsea Heights) and therefore stopped selling fresh fish. Also, the superstores are often crowded and some PARKnSHOP superstores and megastores include Fortress World, which belongs to the same corporation, Hutchison Whampoa. Chelsea Heights is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold-blooded; covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ... Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL, 和記黃埔有限公司), SEHK: 0013, of Hong Kong, is one of the largest companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. ...

There are also some high-class superstores, such as Taste in Festival Walk. The term upper class refers to a group of people at the top of a social hierarchy. ... Taste is a high-class Superstore owned by PARKnSHOP. It is located in Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. ... Festival Walk is a shopping centre in Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong. ...

United Kingdom

In the UK large warehouse style general merchandise stores along the lines of U.S. superstores are not a traditional part of the retail sector. Some shops along these lines are now developing, eg Tesco Extra stores, and the largest branches of ASDA, but these are supermarkets which have evolved into hypermarkets selling a broader range of non-food goods. The term superstore is not much used in the UK. When it is used, it may refer to a supermarket that is larger than a convenience store but smaller than a hypermarket, but such establishments are nearly always referred to as "supermarkets" in practice. It is also sometimes used by non-food retailers for stores which are larger than their normal store, in which case the meaning varies from company to company, but usually bears no resemblance to the U.S. definition. It is mainly used by downmarket retailers and confers little prestige. For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ... ASDA, West Bridgford, Nottingham This article is about a supermarket chain. ... Exterior of a typical British supermarket (a Tesco Extra) Exterior of typical North American supermarket (a Safeway) A typical supermarket in Hong Kong. ... Packaged food aisles of Fred Meyer in Portland, Oregon In commerce, a hypermarket is a superstore which combines a supermarket and a department store. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Packaged food aisles of Fred Meyer in Portland, Oregon In commerce, a hypermarket is a superstore which combines a supermarket and a department store. ... Downmarket products are goods targeted at lower-income consumers. ...

United States

In the United States, a superstore is usually a type of department store, equivalent to the European term hypermarket. However sometimes it refers to specialist category killer retailers. The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Packaged food aisles of Fred Meyer in Portland, Oregon In commerce, a hypermarket is a superstore which combines a supermarket and a department store. ... Category killer is a term used in marketing and strategic management to describe a product, service, brand, or company that has such a distinct sustainable competitive advantage that competing firms find it almost impossible to operate profitably in that industry. ...

Usually associated with large chains such as Target and (especially) Wal-Mart, a superstore sells a wide range of products, from toys and electronics to clothing and groceries and even furniture, sporting goods and automotive supplies. These types of stores advertise "one stop shopping", where customers can stop just once at their store and buy everything they need or want. Most superstores are located on a single level, as opposed to many department stores which are often multi-leveled. Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) was founded in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1902 as the In 1962, the first Target store was opened in Roseville, Minnesota. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... A teddy bear A toy is an object meant to be played with. ... The field of electronics comprises the study and use of systems that operate by controlling the flow of electrons (or other charge carriers) in devices such as thermionic valves (vacuum tubes) and semiconductors. ... Men and women wearing suits, an example of one of the many modern forms of clothing (from the 1937 Chicago Woolen Mills catalog) Clothing is defined, in its broadest sense, as coverings for the torso and limbs as well as coverings for the hands (gloves), feet (socks, shoes, sandals, boots... Supermarket produce section A supermarket is a store that sells a wide variety of goods including food and alcohol, medicine, clothes, and other household products that are consumed regularly. ... A Shaker rocker, or rocking chair. ... Sports equipment includes any object used for sport or exercise. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ...

Meijer is generally credited with pioneering the superstore concept in the United States. The first Meijer Superstore opened in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1962 (In contrast, Wal-Mart didn't open its first Superstore until 1988). Meijer (Dutch, pronounced MY-er) is a regional American discount department store and grocery retailer that is credited with pioneering the modern hypermarket concept in 1962. ... Grand Rapids is the name of several places in the United States of America: Grand Rapids, Michigan Grand Rapids, Minnesota Grand Rapids, Ohio Grand Rapids, Wisconsin is the former name of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin Grand Rapids is also the name of a town in Canada: Grand Rapids, Manitoba. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Superstores should not be confused with warehouse club stores, such as Sam's Club, Costco and The Price Club. While many superstores are as large as some warehouse stores, superstores do not require the customer to purchase large quantities of items. The superstores provide the bulk breaking that warehouse stores lack. A warehouse club is a retail store selling a small amount of merchandise in terms of variety. ... Sams Club is a membership-only warehouse club owned and operated by Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... Costco Wholesale Corporation (NASDAQ: COST) is a membership warehouse club chain and headquartered in Issaquah, Washington, United States, with its flagship warehouse #1 in nearby Seattle. ... Price Club was the pioneer of the warehouse store. ...

The term "superstore" is also used for some large specialist retailers, such as Home Depot which fills the gap of building supplies in other superstores by suppling just those items in their stores. Another example is California's Fry's Electronics which stocks mostly high technology/electronics items, with occasional house appliances. The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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