catalogue showroom

catalogue showroom

a means of retailing products from premises displaying catalogues from which consumers purchase products for immediate collection and payment. See RETAILER, RETAIL OUTLET. Contrast with MAIL ORDER.
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01A BRAND new shopping experience came to Liverpool as Argos opened its first catalogue showroom in the city at 227 Walton Road.
If you asked any kid whether they would prefer to shop at Toys 'R' Us, a catalogue showroom or a bare tin shed warehouse, Toys 'R' Us would win hands down every time.
In other moves in the sector last year, retail conglomerate GUS bought catalogue showroom chain Argos for pounds 1.
She put herself through community college by working full time in a catalogue showroom, then attended Syracuse University on a ROTC scholarship.
The catalogue showroom chain unveiled a home shopping venture with Littlewoods, which runs the rival Index showrooms.
Catalogue showroom operator Argos provides the most extensive range of those retailers profiled.
Included in this industry are establishments primarily engaged in retailing from catalogue showrooms of mail-order houses.
is primarily engaged in the design, manufacture, merchandising and distribution of stone-set jewelry for department stores, mass merchants, catalogue showrooms, television shopping networks and other high volume retailers and other major discounters.
In the traditional retail channel, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of all retail sales and includes office superstores, electronics superstores, department stores, catalogue showrooms and office equipment/software retailers, Packard Bell NEC also captured the top spot with 33 percent share for the full year 1997.

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