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    department store or supermaket

    Hi,

    How can we draw a clear cut line between a department store and a supermarket?

    Thanks,

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    Re: department store or supermaket

    Quote Originally Posted by nouamaneer View Post
    Hi,

    How can we draw a clear cut line between a department store and a supermarket?

    Thanks,
    They are completely different!

    A supermarket's main purpose is selling food although some bigger supermarkets sell other things (clothes, electronics).

    A department store is a large shop which has many different sections. Most department stores sell clothes from lots of different companies/designers etc. They might also have a large section selling household items, another selling kitchenware, another selling lighting. Some department stores also have a food section.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: department store or supermaket

    Along with what emsr2d2 has said, there are "super" centers in the US that combine both a supermarket and a discount department store.

    But, in general, department stores may sell some food, but not fresh meat or produce.

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