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English definition of “cash-and-carry”

cash-and-carry

noun [C or U] (plural cash-and-carrys) (also cash and carry)
 
 
COMMERCE a very large store where businesses can buy large quantities of products at lower prices than usual, or the system of buying products in large quantities in this way: He worked in a variety of jobs; in a supermarket, a cash-and-carry, and a video shop before deciding to go to university. As the market leader in cash and carry, they have pushed sales up by 5%.
(Definition of cash-and-carry noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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