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Shop

Wall Street slang for a firm.

Shop

1. Among workers on Wall Street, informal for a company, especially a publicly-traded company.

2. To seek out the best bid price or ask price possible for a security by contacting a large number of broker-dealers.

shop

A dealership in securities.

shop

To contact a number of dealers in a security in an effort to obtain the most advantageous bid or ask price.

shop

a business premise which is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop or store to make purchases. The range of merchandise they stock and sell varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization on the one product (as in a shoe shop, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive ‘hypermarket'complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

shop

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store

a business premise that is engaged in the retailing of products to customers who visit the shop to make purchases. The range of merchandise that is stocked and sold varies considerably from, at one extreme, total specialization in one product (a ‘shoe shop’, for example) to retail operations involving thousands of different lines (as in a large DEPARTMENT STORE). Shop sizes too vary considerably, ranging upwards from small ‘corner shop’ premises to massive hypermarket complexes (see SUPERMARKET). See RETAIL OUTLET, RETAILER, DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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In fact, this past December, four Home Depot employees in Florida were fired for their attempts to stop a shoplifter, as it is against Home Depot's store policy.
And over the years the shoplifters get to know me and they get to know my staff and some don't bother coming in now.
And these shoplifters report being caught an average of only once every 48 times.
About 80 per cent of the crimes in the shopping centre are perpetrated by 20 per cent of the shoplifters," he said.
Mind you, you had to laugh at some of stupid things the shoplifters came out with when caught red-handed.
A spokesman for the British Retail Consortium said: "This incident illustrates the need for tougher penalties for shoplifters, particularly repeat offenders.
One a per-case average, dishonest employees steal a little more than seven times the amount stolen by shoplifters.
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Peer pressure is a major factor, and the program points out that just being with a shoplifter makes a person an accomplice.
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