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Definition: Number of retail stores

Structural business statistics

This is the total number of retail stores operated by the enterprise, either owned or rented. Stores are defined as fixed sales premises which the customers enter to make their purchases. Retail stores are to be classified within the groups 52.1-52.5 of NACE Rev. 1.
European Union, Commission Regulation (EC) No 2700/98 of 17 December 1998 concerning the definitions of characteristics for structural business statistics