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chain store

chain store  

Multiple outlets that are commonly owned and controlled, have central buying and merchandising, and sell similar lines of merchandise. The most common type is the corporate chain store that is made ...
Chicago

Chicago  

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Theatre dates back to the earliest days of the city when, in 1837, Harry Isherwood and Alexander McVicker transformed a tavern into a playhouse. By the 1860s new theatre buildings ...
Clothing and Fashion.

Clothing and Fashion.  

Clothing and fashion are cultural expressions of individuals' understanding of, and participation in, the social and economic life of their communities and nation. In America, frequently changing ...
consumer culture

consumer culture  

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See also advertising cultures; taste.1. A pejorative reference to modern Western society in terms of its domination by the marketing and consumption of goods and services (see also promotional ...
consumer society

consumer society  

The organized pursuit of getting and spending on a mass scale: a social and economic phenomenon that expanded continuously throughout the 20th century. The United Nations reports that world ...
discount store

discount store  

A type of department store, which sells merchandise at prices lower than those of traditional department stores and other traditional retail outlets. Many stores that began as discount stores, have ...
Eaton Company strikes

Eaton Company strikes  

Although the T. Eaton Company is usually remembered as a family-owned department store, the company owned several large garment factories in the early 1900s. Despite Timothy Eaton's attempts to ...
fashion

fashion  

A currently accepted or popular style in a given field. Fashion, that is, apparel, accessories, and jewellery, is a huge industry in its own right. Marketing the fashion apparel of a haute ...
high street

high street  

A UK term that means the concentration of shopping outlets in the centre of a town, suburb, or city. High-street retailing has come under greater pressure as more and more major shopping centres move ...
Hudson's Bay Company

Hudson's Bay Company  

The company was founded on 2 May 1670 under the patronage of Prince Rupert after a voyage in 1668 had proved that access to the fur trade could be established through Hudson Bay. The company fought ...
hypermarket

hypermarket  

A large retail outlet combining a supermarket and a department store, typically in the range of 2,500 square metres, offering a vast range of merchandise under one roof and typically built away from ...
John Wanamaker

John Wanamaker  

(1838–1922)John Wanamaker was born in Philadelphia on 11 July 1838 and died there on 12 December 1922. In the late 1850s Wanamaker and his brother-in-law, Nathan Brown, set up ...
mass marketing

mass marketing  

Marketing in which the same product, price, promotion, and distribution is used for all consumers in a particular market.
Office Technology.

Office Technology.  

U.S. inventors built mechanical prototypes of typewriters and computing machines as early as the mid-nineteenth century, but little demand for them arose until the economy became more sophisticated ...
outlet

outlet  

A retail or trading place of business, for example a supermarket, chain store, or department store.
retail trade

retail trade  

Until the late 18th cent. selling directly to consumers was largely conducted from domestic premises or market stalls, and augmented by visits from travelling traders with pack-horses. Items sold ...
Royal Commission on Price Spreads

Royal Commission on Price Spreads  

In the early 1930s Prime Minister R. B. Bennett was challenged by some in his caucus, who hoped he would set a more radical course. One of the most important ...
shopping mall

shopping mall  

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1 Pedestrianized walkway lined by shops, etc., in a shopping-centre.2 Equivalent of the suburban (or ‘out-of-town’) shopping-centre, but situated within a town or city, associated with an established ...
social class

social class  

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A system for classifying the population according to social status. According to the classification issued by the UK Office for National Statistics, there are seven classes for those in work and an ...
suburb

suburb  

The outer part of a city or urban area, close to the urban–rural boundary, with limited commercial land use and low‐density residential development. Also known as suburbia. See also exurbia.

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