Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A very large commercial establishment that is a combination of a department store and a supermarket.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a combination of department store and supermarket

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a huge supermarket (usually built on the outskirts of a town)

Etymologies

From hyper- +‎ market, translating French hypermarché. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The coolest thing I saw in a hypermarket was the assistants who were dealing with price enquiries/missing barcodes at the checkouts.

    supermarket sweep

  • The diplomat probably bottomed his coinage on hypermarché, in English hypermarket, which means “a large supermarket.”

    The Right Word in the Right Place at the Right Time

  • Mr. Olofsson, who is in his second year at the head of Carrefour, last week revealed the cornerstone of his turnaround plans with the inauguration of a new kind of hypermarket designed for France.

    Carrefour Targets French Rebound, Swings to Profit

  • Elsewhere, shares of French supermarket Carrefour declined 3% after the company's chief executive detailed plans to reinvent the "hypermarket" format in France and to streamline the group's organization.

    Stocks Fall on Last Day of Quarter

  • Six months after Lars Olofsson became chief executive of French retailer Carrefour SA, his efforts to tame the problems that felled two of his predecessors are on display at a huge "hypermarket" south of Paris.

    Carrefour Restores Low-Price Strategy In Hypermarkets To Fight Discounters

  • Carrefour Chief Executive Lars Olofsson detailed plans to reinvent the "hypermarket" format and to streamline the group's organization as he updated investors for the first time on the retailer's efforts to improve its price image in its home market.

    World Beaters: India, Turkey and Argentina

  • At Auchan, a "hypermarket" that sells everything from TVs to yogurt, sales in a special discount aisle peak in the last week of the month.

    In France, Budgeting for Less

  • Likening the official App Store to a "hypermarket", he said: "[Apple] will put your apps on the shelves, but may have no inclination to make them visible or promote them."

    ZDNet Asia Latest Tech News

  • Extensive research was conducted on 75 product categories from more than 20 British companies such as hypermarket operator Tesco and pharmacists and healthcare-products retailer Boots.

    Asia Times Online

  • Reports of out Russia suggest Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may be in negotiations to buy a controlling stake in one of the country's leading "hypermarket" big box retailers.

    Pravda.Ru

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