from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A business or place where a product or service can be purchased. Also called point of purchase.
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- n. In an establishment that sells goods or services, the location at which payment for goods is made.
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“Small bags into small stores” meant that both product presentation (individual 1-1.5-ounce bags selling for 15-22¢ each) and point of sale (thousands of sales points convenient to the individual purchaser) could maximize the snack’s ease of purchase and consumption and thus complement its fast-paced, active life-style image.