Chain store

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A chain store or retail chain is a retail outlet in which several locations share a brand, central management, and standardized business practices.wikipedia
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Franchising

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A franchise retail establishment is one form of chain store. A restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants in many different locations that are either under shared corporate ownership (e.g., McDonald's in the U.S.) or franchising agreements.
For the franchisor, use of a franchise system is an alternative business growth strategy, compared to expansion through corporate owned outlets or "chain stores".

WHSmith

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In 1792, Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna established W.H. Smith as a news vending business in London that would become a national concern in the mid-19th century under the management of their grandson William Henry Smith.
It was the first retail chain in the world, and was responsible for the creation of the ISBN book identifier.

Retail

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A chain store or retail chain is a retail outlet in which several locations share a brand, central management, and standardized business practices.
In some parts of the world, the retail sector is still dominated by small family-run stores, but large retail chains are increasingly dominating the sector, because they can exert considerable buying power and pass on the savings in the form of lower prices.

Retail design

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Isidore, Benjamin and Modeste Dewachter originated the idea of the chain department store in Belgium in 1868, ten years before A&P began offering more than coffee and tea.
Retail spaces, especially when they form part of a retail chain, must also be designed to draw people into the space to shop.

United Cigar Stores

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By the early 1920s, the U.S. boasted three national chains: A&P, Woolworth's, and United Cigar Stores.
United Cigar Stores was a chain of cigar stores in the United States that in its first quarter-century grew to nearly 3,000 shops.

Formula restaurant

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Nevertheless, most codified municipal regulation relies on definitions of formula retail (e.g., formula restaurants), in part because a restriction directed to "chains" may be deemed an impermissible restriction on interstate commerce (in the US), or as exceeding municipal zoning authority (i.e., regulating "who owns it" rather than the characteristics of the business).
A formula restaurant is a type of formula retail business.

McDonald's

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A restaurant chain is a set of related restaurants in many different locations that are either under shared corporate ownership (e.g., McDonald's in the U.S.) or franchising agreements.
McDonald's is the world's largest restaurant chain by revenue, serving over 69 million customers daily in over 100 countries across 37,855 outlets as of 2018.

Fast food restaurant

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Fast food restaurants are the most common, but sit-down restaurant chains also exist.
Fast food restaurants are typically part of a restaurant chain or franchise operation that provides standardized ingredients and/or partially prepared foods and supplies to each restaurant through controlled supply channels.

Shopping mall

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Restaurant chains are often found near highways, shopping malls and densely populated urban or tourist areas.
Similar, the concept of a mall having one or more "anchor stores" or "big box stores" was pioneered early, with individual stores or smaller-scale chain stores intended to benefit from the shoppers attracted by the big stores.

FYE (retailer)

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FYE (retailer) is the last remaining music chain store in the United States and has shrunk from over 1000 at its height to 270 locations in 2018.
Higgins was responsible for the creating the FYE brand as well as maintaining its profitability and therefore its status as the last remaining music chain store.

List of bookstore chains

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This list includes both current and defunct businesses, and also includes large independent bookstores that have multiple locations, but that use a different business model than most business chains.

List of Canadian clothing store chains

This list of Canadian clothing store chains encompasses some, but not all, of the retailers located in Canada:

List of restaurant chains

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The following is a list of restaurant chains.

San Francisco

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A variety of towns and cities in the United States whose residents wish to retain their distinctive character—such as San Francisco; Provincetown, Massachusetts and other Cape Cod villages; Bristol, RI; McCall, Idaho; Port Townsend, Washington; Ogunquit, Maine; Windermere, Florida and Carmel-by-the-Sea, California—closely regulate, even exclude, chain stores.
The growth of national big box and formula retail chains into the city has been made intentionally difficult by political and civic consensus.

Brand

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A chain store or retail chain is a retail outlet in which several locations share a brand, central management, and standardized business practices.

Walmart

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In 2004, the world's largest retail chain, Walmart, became the world's largest corporation based on gross sales.

Henry Walton Smith

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In 1792, Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna established W.H. Smith as a news vending business in London that would become a national concern in the mid-19th century under the management of their grandson William Henry Smith.

William Henry Smith (1825–1891)

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In 1792, Henry Walton Smith and his wife Anna established W.H. Smith as a news vending business in London that would become a national concern in the mid-19th century under the management of their grandson William Henry Smith.

History of rail transport in Great Britain

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The firm took advantage of the railway boom by opening news-stands at railway stations beginning in 1848.

Train station

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The firm took advantage of the railway boom by opening news-stands at railway stations beginning in 1848.

Tea

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Initially the small chain sold tea and coffee in stores located in New York City and operated a national mail order business.

Coffee

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Initially the small chain sold tea and coffee in stores located in New York City and operated a national mail order business.

New York City

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Initially the small chain sold tea and coffee in stores located in New York City and operated a national mail order business.

Mail order

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Initially the small chain sold tea and coffee in stores located in New York City and operated a national mail order business.

George Huntington Hartford

The firm grew to 70 stores by 1878 when George Huntington Hartford turned A&P into the country's first grocery chain.