Meaning of “cash-and-carry” in the English Dictionary

"cash-and-carry" in Business English

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cash-and-carrynoun [ C or U ]

plural cash-and-carrys also cash and carry uk us

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%.

cash-and-carryadjective [ before noun ]

uk us

COMMERCE used to describe a business that sells products to other businesses in large quantities and at lower prices than usual:

cash-and-carry store/outlet/depot
cash-and-carry business/chain/operator
They buy new merchandise every week on a cash-and-carry basis.

(Definition of “cash-and-carry” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)