Five and Ten

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Five and Ten

popular sobriquet for various department stores, which at one time sold no item for more than a dime. [Pop. Culture: Misc.]
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He said the person who robbed Tweedo's Variety Store in September got away with only a few hundred dollars.
a Detroit-based company with about 800 variety stores, opened its first Kmart store in March of 1962 in Garden City, Mich.
Since the early 1970's, demand for variety store products has been adversely affected by increasing competition from drug stores, supermarkets, discount stores, and specialty stores.
USPRwire, Thu Jul 30 2015] Mixed retailers experienced opposite trends in 2014, with warehouse clubs and variety stores showing strong growth whilst department stores and mass merchandisers struggled.
The flagship location featured a much broader merchandise offering than a Kresge variety store, and the company directly merchandised only about half of the assortment, contracting out operation of the remaining departments.
They quietly shed tears and shared stories about the 40-year-old Ashby resident, who had worked at JV's Package and Variety Store for 10 years.
A more moderate development is expected for variety stores after comparatively dynamic performance in the latter half of the review period.
McDermott said Frankie Torres, 27, listed as homeless, allegedly shot a 29-year-old Fitchburg man in the hand outside the variety store.
The move, intended to allow the retailer to concentrate its resources on its discount and specialty store operations, effectively marked Kmart's withdrawal from its original variety store business.