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- n. a chain of retail stores
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For certain of our accounts for which we ship directly to stores without using a wholesaler or retail chain distribution center, units are bar-coded and price-ticketed at the manufacturing facility, so they are ready to go across the cash register; those units just need to be removed from a cardboard carton and put on the shelf.