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What is a "big-box store"?

Posted by ESC on October 20, 2001

In Reply to: What is a "big-box store"? posted by Ortin on October 20, 2001

: I've heard this phrase or term in the media lately. What exactly is meant by "a big-box store"?

I believe it's like a big super store -- like a Wal-Mart. Big and boxy in shape. As opposed to little mom and pop stores, the corner grocery and the hardware store. A big box store is build and all the little stores go out of business.