American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Located or serving consumers in a physical facility as distinct from providing remote, especially online, services: brick-and-mortar classrooms; a brick-and-mortar bookstore.
“Over the past decade, a wider threat has further crippled retailers - especially those tied to so-called brick-and-mortar stores in shopping malls.”
“Retailers such as Office Depot Inc. and Best Buy Co., which declared in April that it plans to reduce its existing square footage by 10%, are renegotiating leases and shrinking on purpose in a belief that consumer spending habits will keep evolving toward smaller brick-and-mortar stores and nearly limitless online bazaars.”
“It gives us no satisfaction to see another brick-and-mortar bookseller in trouble.”
“California brick-and-mortar retailers have said Amazon's compromise would unfairly reward the Internet giant.”
“In 2010, for instance, Internet sales increased 10%, compared to 6% for brick-and-mortar stores, according to comScore Inc.”
“In the last few years, Internet sales have grown at a much faster clip than sales at brick-and-mortar retailers.”
“Prices online are lower since Internet retailers don't have the overhead costs of many of their brick-and-mortar counterparts and, in nearly all states, they aren't required to collect sales tax.”
“At the same time, game distribution has shifted to the Internet from brick-and-mortar stores, putting more pressure on retailers.”
“Three out of five employees believe it unnecessary to be in the office and contend they can be just as productive working outside their traditional brick-and-mortar workplace, as within.”
“LOS ANGELES (AP); Foodies in Southern California will soon find out whether the trucks where they grab a quick lunch to go are as clean as their brick-and-mortar counterparts.”
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annual turnover, break off negotia..., cease trading, close a deal, come to the point, dismiss an offer, draw a conclusion, launch a new product, lay off staff, go bankrupt, go into partnership, make a loss and 211 more...
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