Definition of superstore in US English:



  • A retail store, as a grocery store or bookstore, with more than the average amount of space and variety of stock.

    • ‘‘In other words,’ the report continued, ‘if the superstores had not opened, employment would have risen.’
    • ‘We've built an entertainment network and superstore, which, to me, was a natural extension.’
    • ‘They always said, ‘These are the people who pack groceries in the superstores in the States.’’
    • ‘Clearly, the bulk of the company's sales will still come from the traditional high street stores and the new superstores.’
    • ‘For anyone wishing to venture beyond these names, the ever-expanding back-catalogue section of music superstores can seem a forbidding place.’
    • ‘Within the Dublin City Council area, the report suggests new shopping development in the docklands, district shopping and two superstores in the suburbs and one or two retail parks.’
    • ‘These businesses will have more than a slowing economy to contend with when the superstore giants start to fight over not only the food market but also other areas of the consumer market.’
    • ‘At the same time, the proliferation of the quasi-public ‘town squares’ of malls and superstores has created more and more spaces where commercial messages are the only ones permitted.’
    • ‘Will franchising fertilize growth for this floral superstore?’
    • ‘Whole categories that once seemed so promising, like sporting goods superstores, have been decimated.’
    • ‘Smaller retailers like the rule, because it protects their businesses from superstores, but economists and consumers' rights groups argue that it merely helps retailers to rip off their customers, keeping prices artificially high.’
    • ‘Some of the superstore brands are clearly destined for a fall.’
    • ‘The government recognises that all of us are paying for the superstores ' free parking, and in 1997 the Department of Environment, Transport and the Regions quietly resolved to do something about this.’
    • ‘Supermarkets and superstores are selling the stuff cheaper and dangling such incentives as dollars-off fuel with store purchases.’
    • ‘While you can't change the time constraints on your customers' modern lifestyles, you can make sure the attitude in your gallery provides a refreshing change from the low service levels and bad attitudes of superstores and mall shops.’
    • ‘The superstores present a difficult target for community activists because residents enjoy shopping there.’
    • ‘There's a driver making a delivery around the back of one of the superstores.’
    • ‘Its computer superstores dot the sides of highways throughout the country.’
    • ‘The full effects of the guidelines will be seen in the next few years as retailers are curtailed from big out-of-town superstores.’
    • ‘It is the largest of the three national office superstores, which together have a market of $27.8 billion.’
    • ‘Now he is focusing his attention on creating used car superstores with the same clientele.’
    • ‘After seven years, he/she moved on to an office superstore retailer as senior vice president and then accepted his/her present position.’
    • ‘Early indications are good: sales were up 5 per cent in the last half-year at its smaller convenience stores, but trading was down at the superstores.’
    • ‘The money the superstores make is immediately removed.’
    • ‘The people who work at these big pet superstores aren't required to know anything about pets.’
    • ‘Mainly comprised of mom-and-pop stores and private veterinarians in 1993, pet care has grown to a $23 billion industry of superstores and medical organizations.’
    • ‘These superstores are huge concrete masses that destroy the character of an area.’
    • ‘British consumers have enjoyed the benefits of far cheaper food and goods than their Irish counterparts due in part at least to the economies of scale afforded by big superstores.’
    • ‘But claiming that large, out-of-town superstores are good for local businesses flies in the face of the evidence.’
    • ‘Nearly half of shoppers favour their local shops over superstores, but research shows only 31 per cent of local shops are trading online.’
    • ‘You can go down to any computer superstore and buy a 20 Gig drive for $120; if we assume the drive will last four years, that's $0.0001 per MB.’
    • ‘My partners and I have done extensive research and developed a comprehensive business plan for a new type of superstore.’
    • ‘He has built his career on the imaginative reinvention of quintessentially industrial structures: railways, factories, exhibition spaces and superstores.’
    • ‘It launched an eight-month inquiry into competition in the sector, and, in April 1999, concluded that the superstores had a substantial case to answer.’
    store, retail store, outlet, retail outlet, reseller, cash and carry
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