grocer grocer  /ˈɡroʊ sər/


  • (n) a retail merchant who sells foodstuffs (and some household supplies)


  1. The grocer's daughter and her crippled fiance use this knowledge to blackmail him into setting up the fiance to a store of his own.
  2. Thus, the small grocer can mark up a can of baby food 25%, while a supermarket is allowed only 16%.


  1. Sobey's parent Empire Co to buy Safeway Canada for C$5.8 billion

    Empire Company Ltd , parent of Canada's No. 2 grocer Sobey's, said on Wednesday it is acquiring the Canadian arm of Safeway Inc. for C$5.8 billion in cash. Empire said the deal, one of the biggest in the ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! Finance

  2. The Bronx's John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School and Philadelphia's Sustainability Workshop School Tie in ...

    Popular Online grocer FreshDirect's inaugural Green Angel Fund challenge between the Sustainability Workshop School in Philadelphia and the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Charter School in the Bronx came to an ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Marketwired via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Sainsbury Maintains Growth Record as Grocer Outpaces Competitors

    J Sainsbury Plc, the U.K.’s third- largest supermarket chain, reported a 34th successive quarter of same-store sales growth as the grocer gained on competitors.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

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  1. "These days when I go to my grocer and see him type on a computer, I say 'Wow! He's using something I put together in my mind,'" Fert said.
    on Oct 8, 2007 By: Albert Fert Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Mom and Pop grocer and gasoline station owners can't wonder what every court is going to decide," said Rep. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., the minority whip.
    on May 23, 2007 By: Roy Blunt Source: Forbes

  3. "They talk a lot about the American dream," Kwong told reporters at the time of his swearing-in ceremony. "Well, my story has to be the Canadian dream. My father was an immigrant grocer who couldn't even vote in Canada until his 40th year in...
    on May 11, 2010 By: Normie Kwong Source: Vancouver Sun

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