chain storenoun [ C ]uk /ˈtʃeɪn ˌstɔːr/ us /ˈtʃeɪn ˌstɔːr/
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- Chain stores also have furnished capital to small manufacturers, contracting for the bulk of their output.
- Others produce a somewhat better hat, such as is sold by chain stores.
- The greater part of the membership was loyal during critical times when the easy way would have been to withdraw and trade at chain stores.