[Tagging] Do-it-yourself versus hardware stores
dieterdreist at gmail.com
Tue Feb 9 08:36:20 UTC 2016
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Am 09.02.2016 um 08:51 schrieb Paul Johnson <baloo at ursamundi.org>:
>> So this is rather similar distinction as
>> .. and perhaps even on top of that
>> as many department stores also have a food department (albeit certainly not all).
> And the distinction between variety store and department store.
department stores are different beasts then supermarkets, they do have departments (i.e. typically with staff in each department, counters and likely also a cash register). They also tend to sell more expensive/higher quality only, while supermarkets will have all kinds of quality and no salespersons (besides some fresh food area like meat, bread, fish). Variety stores are the other end (of the quality/price range), i.e. a lot of "cheap crap". Department stores will be found in bigger cities and not/rarely in small towns.
The selection of goods also varies, supermarkets do have a focus on food, variety stores on non-food household, department stores will typically sell clothes, kitchen stuff (dishes, cutlery, pans, machines, ....), quality stationery, toys, cosmetics, ..., and often also have a food department (but focused more on "luxury" than every day stuff).
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