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English definition of “chain store”

chain store

noun [C]
 
 
(also chain)
COMMERCE a store that is part of a chain of similar stores selling the same type of product, and that are all owned and controlled by the same organization: The shopping complex hosts a range of chain stores including Argos, Boots, and Virgin Megastore.
(Definition of chain store from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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