Brick and Mortar

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Brick and Mortar

A company with a physical presence in the real world. Example of brick and mortar companies are grocery stores, auto shops, and so forth. While they have higher overhead and less flexibility than online companies, they can often provide more personalized services to customers. See also: Click and mortar.
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TURNAROUND: Last year, Macy's CEO Jeff Gennette said he was "committed" to stabilizing its brick and mortar business, and that customers had been confused by "very complex" pricing.
After a long battle, this is a major victory to help level the playing field for the brick and mortar businesses our rural communities rely on, Heitkamp said.
Retailers without a physical presence have a price advantage over brick and mortar businesses of up to 8.5 percent in North Dakota simply because they cannot be required to collect those state taxes.