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Warehouse Club

A retail store where one may buy goods at or close to wholesale prices. Warehouse clubs are often actual warehouses (or are at least made to look like them); they have little decoration and goods are stored and sold in large quantities. Many warehouse clubs require annual membership fees, which help to keep prices low. They began in their modern form in the 1970s but have their origins in other discount stores.

warehouse club

a RETAILER which sells an extensive range of products to club members only, at heavily discounted prices on a SELF SERVICE basis. See DISCOUNT STORE, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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CHICAGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While warehouse clubs may be perceived to be the domain of those looking to stretch a tight budget - new research from Mintel reveals that it is not just those of lower incomes having to 'make do.
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