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100-Yen at Kohnoike Higashi Osaka-City
The interior of a one-euro shop in Amsterdam, Netherlands

A variety store (also pound shop, dollar store, and other names) is a retail store that sells a wide range of inexpensive household goods.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=news }}</ref>

Variety stores often have product lines including food and drink, personal hygiene products, small home and garden tools, office supplies, decorations, electronics, garden plants, toys, pet supplies, remaindered books, recorded media, and motor and bike consumables. Larger stores may sell frozen foods and fresh produce.

Variety stores arose in the early 20th century, with Woolworth's model to reduce store overheads by simplifying the duties of sales clerks. They may now be found all over the world.

A variety store often sells all goods at a single price, in which case it may be called a price-point retailer. The name of the store often reflects this, and in different markets it may be called a dollar store, pound shop, euro store and so on.


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