Hypermarket

DEFINITION of 'Hypermarket'

A retail store that combines a department store and a grocery supermarket. Often a vary large establishment, hypermarkets offer a large variety of products such as appliances, clothing and groceries.

BREAKING DOWN 'Hypermarket'

Hypermarkets offer shoppers a one-stop shopping experience. The idea behind this big box store is to provide consumers with all the goods they require, under one roof. Some of the more popular hypermarkets include the Wal-Mart Supercenter, Fred Meyer and Super Kmart.

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