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chain store

a multibranch retail business. All types of RETAILER, ranging from SPECIALIST SHOPS to SUPERMARKETS can be organized to take advantage of the growth and competitive opportunities deriving from large-scale operations. Unlike single-shop concerns, chain stores, by operating a network of stores each located strategically in catchment areas serving large populations, are in a position to expand their sales potential. Moreover, by selling the same general range of products in all of their stores and utilizing a central buying system, chain stores are able to secure BULK BUYING price discounts from manufacturers. In addition, the larger chain stores have found it advantageous to establish their ‘OWN LABEL BRANDS as a means of maximizing the group's sales potential. See DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

chain store

a multi-branch retail firm. All types of retailer, ranging from SPECIALIST SHOPS to DEPARTMENT STORES, can be organized to take advantage of the economies of HORIZONTAL INTEGRATION. Unlike single-shop concerns, chain stores are able to maximize their sales potential through geographical spread and maximize their competitive advantage by being able to secure BULK-BUYING price concessions from manufacturers and the supply of OWN LABEL BRANDS. See SUPERMARKET, DISCOUNT STORE, COOPERATIVE, DO-IT-YOURSELF STORE, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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We believe these letters clarify that members of Congress did not intend for the recently passed chain restaurant menu labeling law to be applied to supermarkets.
I think that statewide menu labeling is the only way to go for chain restaurants," Morrisette said.
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If enacted, the provision would require chain restaurants with 20 or more locations to disclose on the menu or menu board the calories included in each standard menu item.
Labeling opponents point out that chain restaurants already provide this information on Web sites or placemats.
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The National Council of Chain Restaurants said the joint employer standards issued today by the U.
The New York City Board of Health once again voted to require the city's chain restaurants to list calories on menus and menu boards in late January.
While it's unclear how many of those are small businesses rather than large chain restaurants, the California Restaurant Association estimates that 70 percent of restaurants nationwide are small businesses.
The National Council of Chain Restaurants today issued the following statement from Executive Director Rob Green on the National Labor Relations Board decision on what defines a "joint employer":