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shopwalker

Brit a person employed by a departmental store to supervise sales personnel, assist customers, etc.
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'Thank you very much,' she said to the floorwalker. 'I hope she hasn't been too much trouble.' 'Not at all, Madam,' he replied.
Lewis's at the end of Lime Street was another domain of the floorwalker, who needed a thorough knowledge of the latest stock and what was, or was not, available.
(17) Officers W & T work as both the CCTV operators and the floorwalkers, communicating between the floor and the control room with mobile phones, plugged into the information network of the municipal police.
Making a fine motion picture is like painting "The Laughing Cavalier" in Macy's basement, with a floorwalker to mix your colours for you.
Griffith, for instance, appears through his early Biograph films such as The Song of the Shirt (1908) and A Child of the Ghetto (1910) as "one of the most powerful critics of class injustice that the movie industry ever produced," and Charlie Chaplin, who produced films such as Making a Living (1914) and The Floorwalker (1916) in this period, was already proving himself "the greatest anti-authoritarian comic of his age." Accepting, even relishing in, the entertainment conventions of the melodrama, comedy, and other genres, these kinds of worker-films depicted scenes of working-class life with an eye for the hypocrisy of employers, the hardships of immigrants, and the exploitation of women and children.
Who is this man on the street with a newsboy's cap turned backward, a man who resembles Franklin Pangborn, the slightly fruity floorwalker from '30s movies, the m;n invariably at the front row of both major and obscure fashion shows, wearing a blue utility jacket that makes him look as if he works in a florist shop?
You had lost your cars and your men as a floorwalker loses the stock of his department in a fire.
Local buying was replaced by group purchasing organized by bean counters who had never talked to a floorwalker or a refrigerator salesman.
SET in department store Grace Brothers where floorwalker Captain Peacock rules over the ladieswear & accessories department and the gentlemen's wear department.
Our mole overheard the manager telling his crestfallen floorwalker: "You know, Constable Fikkie, you've not quite grasped the concept of pick 'n' mix, have you?"
Holidaymakers are more fashion-conscious than a Top Shop floorwalker. Faro is in, Faliraki is out and as for Magaluf, it is SO Nineties, darling.
Other compliments included praise for having a member of staff on duty to meet and greet customers and for the floorwalker, who was on hand to help use the touch screen job point when they wanted more information about a vacancy.