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Definition: Convenience store

Distributive trade

A convenience store is a shop with a small or medium-sized floor space relying largely on customers from the immediate neighbourhood who generally come on foot. Such stores provide a range of products for fast or impromptu purchases of everyday consumer goods, mainly food products, and are usually open long hours in countries with favourable legislation.
Eurostat, "Retailing in the European Single Market", Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg, 1993