Browse Definitions :
Definition

big box store

Contributor(s): Trea Lavery

A big box store is a very large brick and mortar retail location which sells a variety of merchandise, usually at a low price. Big box stores are also sometimes referred to as superstores or supercenters.

Big box stores are often arranged into departments, due to a large amount of merchandise sold there. However, unlike standard department stores, many big box stores focus on one category of merchandise, such as children’s toys, office supplies or outdoor equipment. Many big box stores are part of a retail chain.

The rise in popularity of e-commerce websites has led many big box retailers to begin selling online as well to keep up with the competition. While brick and mortar retail locations have seen a decline, big box stores remain popular with consumers.

Some well-known big box stores in the United States include Walmart, Meijer, Target, Staples and Home Depot.

This was last updated in August 2017

Continue Reading About big box store

Join the conversation

1 comment

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

How is your company gaining customer insight to create a positive customer experience?
Cancel

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

  • compliance audit

    A compliance audit is a comprehensive review of an organization's adherence to regulatory guidelines.

  • regulatory compliance

    Regulatory compliance is an organization's adherence to laws, regulations, guidelines and specifications relevant to its business...

  • Whistleblower Protection Act

    The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from ...

SearchSecurity

  • Malwarebytes software

    Malwarebytes is a cross-platform anti-malware program that detects and removes malware and other rogue software.

  • Transport Layer Security (TLS)

    Transport Layer Security (TLS) is a protocol that provides authentication, privacy, and data integrity between two communicating ...

  • van Eck phreaking

    Van Eck phreaking is a form of electronic eavesdropping that reverse engineers the electromagnetic fields (EM fields) produced by...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

  • business continuity policy

    Business continuity policy is the set of standards and guidelines an organization enforces to ensure resilience and proper risk ...

SearchStorage

  • solid-state storage

    Solid-state storage (SSS) is a type of computer storage media made from silicon microchips. SSS stores data electronically ...

  • persistent storage

    Persistent storage is any data storage device that retains data after power to that device is shut off. It is also sometimes ...

  • computational storage

    Computational storage is an information technology (IT) architecture in which data is processed at the storage device level to ...

Close