What is a "big-box store"?

Posted by R. Berg on October 20, 2001

In Reply to: What is a "big-box store"? posted by ESC 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 built and all the little stores go out of business.

I entered "big," "box," and "store" into Google and found a definition that confirms ESC's belief.