Mom and Pop

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Mom and Pop

1. Describing a small business, usually run by a family with few or no other employees. Prices at mom and pop businesses are usually unable to compete with large retail corporations, but they generally have a reputation for providing individualized service.

2. Describing an investor who does not invest for his/her primary income. Mom and pop investors are usually seeking to supplement their incomes or save for retirement.
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Lots of mom and pop stores, and folks he met while dining did not think twice about chipping in.
It is true that some Mom and Pop stores have been relegated to the side streets and less expensive neighborhoods, but this number is less than expected.
These tenants, though they are just starting to familiarize themselves with the retail market in Manhattan, will eventually be the keepers of the established Mom and Pop stores of the future.
With today's powerful economy it is likely that today's Mom and Pop Stores will continue to fair well in the locations they have leased and call their business home.
Auction Mills has had requests for their services from all sorts of companies such as import companies on the west coast to small mom and pop stores throughout the U.
In addition to the walk-in customers, Bonsall is serving 1,000 mail-order customers and 41 small mom and pop stores, including markets at Edwards Air Force Base and Fort Irwin, outside Barstow.
Jack Taylor, a member of Board 6, said he's concerned the plan could be the deathknell for so-called mom and pop stores.
So what happened to all those mom and pop stores, Vonda wondered?
Last year, when a Starbucks opened a couple of doors down from the Lims' Sherman Oaks location, the talk around the neighborhood was that another mom and pop store was surely going to fold.
The first quarter of '93 brought a state of flux for retailers, and property owners saw many of their tenants, both chain stores as well as Mom and Pop stores, close their doors.
These giant retail units will bring shoppers out and breathe new life into smaller chains and Mom and Pop stores.