Meaning of “chain store” in the English Dictionary

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"chain store" in British English

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chain storenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈtʃeɪn ˌstɔːr/ us /ˈtʃeɪn ˌstɔːr/

(one of) a group of shops that belong to a single company, have the same appearance, and sell similar goods

(Definition of “chain store” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"chain store" in Business English

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chain storenoun [ C ]

uk us 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)