specialist shop

specialist shop

a RETAIL OUTLET which concentrates exclusively on selling either a particular type of product or a narrow range of related products: a shoe shop, a butcher's shop, an electrical goods shop, a chemist's shop etc. Specialist shops may be under a single shop ownership or run as a multiple CHAIN-STORE business. Traditionally specialist shops have competed mainly by offering personal service and good quality products. Increasingly, however, with the appearance of SUPERMARKETS and DISCOUNT STORES, specialist shops have been forced to compete on price. In this regard, the large specialist shop chains have been able to obtain significant price discounts by BULK BUYING from manufacturers, while single shops have found it advantageous to participate in VOLUNTARY GROUP organizations to obtain similar concessions. See RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

specialist shop

a RETAIL OUTLET that specializes in a narrow range of related products, for example, electrical goods and accessories, sweets and confectionery, sportswear stores, bakers, butchers, etc. Specialist shops may be under single-shop ownership or run as a multiple CHAIN-STORE business. See also RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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She's now faced with the prospect of sending the shoes to a specialist shop in London to have them fixed.
Why not a glass roofed shopping arcade (not a modern shopping mall) with space to provide pavement eating areas and specialist shop units rather than just the same old high street names?
A MERCEDES ploughed through the window of Cardiff's only home brew specialist shop yesterday, causing thousands of pounds of damage.
This automotive specialist shop has put two sons through college and provided mom & pop a comfortable lifestyle.
Specialist shop selling all kinds of Beatles merchandise, old and new.
Although growth is not expected in the retail tea specialist market and retail teashop owners are working harder to reach last year's sales figures, the tea specialist shop will remain a popular venue for tea purchases.
Eagle Music Shop founder Steve Noon said: "As a UK banjo specialist shop, we are humbled and honoured to have reached such a recognised status in the banjo world, selling more banjos than any other retailer in the entire world.
popped into The Button specialist shop in Hampstead, North London, but left empty handedafter Jamie couldn't remember which ones he needed.
By RUKI SAYID, Consumer Editor PURE horse meat labelled as "diced beef" and imported from Hungary has been found at a market stall and a specialist shop.
At Virgin Records, when they first opened down by the bird cage, Pete Waterman had the upstairs for his specialist shop.
A secondary school uniform from a specialist shop costs on average pounds 64 for girls and pounds 55 for boys From a supermarket it would cost just pounds 30.
Ted Baker, which started as a single shirt specialist shop in Glasgow, also admitted it was still eyeing up opportunities to open more outlets overseas.

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