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big box

(1) Large square or rectangular building with ample parking,suitable for a wide variety of retail tenants.(2) Regular users of such space, such as Wal-Mart,Target, or Home Depot. An example of usage is,“I'm working with a big box and need to find 12 to 16 acres to buy. Do you have anything?”

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The issue of what impact Wal-Mart and other big-box stores have on communities has bubbled up in recent years in cities across the nation.
At supermarkets and big-box stores, it sells in the $8 to $10 range.
But while it's true that such situations can be problematic, it's unclear why struggling big-box stores should have to be the ones to rectify the situation.
If mandated employee-benefit packages won't do it, then opponents of big-box stores can use zoning boards to keep out the unwelcome new entrant.
It's the kind of the social experience one doesn't have in the big-box stores.
But instead of prisons or space pods, Edwards's touchstones are exurban subdivisions, the corporate landscape of big-box stores, surveillance, and--most significant--the computer.
The analyst said that the big-box stores have been taking about three percent to five percent of merchandise market share away from traditional and discount department retailers annually as they have moved into the suburbs, while at the same time newspaper retail advertising has dropped about two percent annually.
Coupled with reasonable rents, such competition for high-profile locations has resulted in renewed interest from out-of-towners, including national restaurant chains, European apparel companies and even some big-box stores.
Spays and neuters are being handled by low-cost services and shelters while big-box stores and online services are offering products that consumers used to get only from their veterinarian," says Ms.
Just as Country Knives leaves the low-end stuff to big-box stores, it behooves the smaller dealer to concentrate on quality and on feature-driven products, such as the Benchmade Barrage, which the customer is unlikely to find for sale cheaper at the local Monster Mart.
A marketing study has not been conducted to determine potential types of uses for the project, but several participants at last week's event suggested that movie theaters, or big-box stores may be appropriate.