Talk:Variety store

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Dollar stores in Canada 2[edit]

This whole article as a rule is a mess. thats what happens when you try to catagorize everthing to on,..as is happening in Wikipedia, or trying to make everthing to fit into the North American formats This is a article on Variety stores.

In Ontario a dollar store and a variety/corner store are now two completely different things. In ontario canada a variety store/ convenience store is a corner store...like the Quickie mart in the Simpsons, where things are stale and old. Besides the dairy stuff and bread, and stuff in the fridges, most of the things are old and over priced. they came about because of the north American suburbs.

The dollar store came after after the woolcos/kmart and other bargin stores shuttered in the 1990's. First they were smaller, and independent and offer stuff from everywhere, and close outs. then they became small store space chains. The main one in ontario and quebec Dollarama is is a huge chain and very successful corporation, and started with larger store spaces. Most of the stuff is imported specifically for the store from china, and they brand it under their own names. they do get stuff from other manufacturers but most of the housewares is specifically imported. they also work with unknown soap manufactures to make soaps, shower gels, shampoos etc.

the continuation of the Five and dime is WALMART. Is walmart and a dollar store the same thing, absolutely not. Can you buy regual clother at a dollar store, maybe some cheap underwear, or maybe a wear once fallapart tshirt, but thats about it. Starbwoy (talk) 02:03, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Big rewrite & merge[edit]

Price-point retailing is a popular, old, international phenomenon; there are countless variations across currency and inflation changes. As such, I've renamed dollar store to variety store, merged a bunch of articles here (e.g. five and dime and 100-yen store), and rewritten most of it. Categorized relevant articles under Category:Variety stores. Also factored out Dollar store (Cuba). Quarl (talk) 2006-11-23 00:24Z

And you screwed it up well and good....thanks. Everyone knows what a dollar store is.

variety store n. 1. A retail store that carries a large variety of usually inexpensive merchandise. 2. A convenience store. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Starbwoy (talkcontribs) 02:31, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

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Not invented by Woolworth[edit]

The idea that Woolworth invented the variety store, as this article claims, seems to be mistaken. Woolworth's five and ten stores may not even be synonymous with variety store. The article claims that Woolworth opened the first variety store in 1879, but this book says "R. H. Pease, an engraver, lithographer, and variety store owner who lived in Albany, New York, distributed the first American-made Christmas card in the early 1850s." That's three decades earlier. Also from gbooks New Variety Store Opens in Baton Rouge Louisiana in 1865; I can't access the document but the date is clear enough from this snippet: "July 29, 1865. New Variety Store. New variety store opens in Baton Rouge Louisiana in 1865. The store sells 'fancy goods, stationery, crockery, tin ware, shoes, etc.' Published in the Tri-Weekly Gazette & Comet." And if that isn't enough, this page from the Massachusetts Historical Society describes a variety store existing in 1758. That's more than a century before Woolworth's store. SpinningSpark 22:42, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

List article?[edit]

How about splitting out a "list of" article, along the lines of List of supermarket chains? Horatio (talk) 07:54, 15 May 2017 (UTC)