big box retail outlet

German translation: Superstore, großformatiger Markt

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English term or phrase:big box retail outlet
German translation:Superstore, großformatiger Markt
Entered by: Steffen Walter

16:44 May 4, 2000
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Retail
English term or phrase: big box retail outlet
big box/ retail warehouse floorspace
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Superstore, großformatiger Markt
Explanation:
"Big Boxes" are very large, often sort of spartan stores, such as Home Depot, Office Depot, Toys "R" Us, etc. Equivalents in Germany would be obi Baumärkte and the like. The term Big Box seems to be taking hold in Germany, as well. The URL below is just one hit of several that I got.

Kristina
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In the context, that was the best fitting translation. Thanks to the others for their references as well!
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Dan McCrosky (X)
naSuperstore, großformatiger Markt
Kristina M (X)
naLagerhausräumlichkeiten für den Einzelhandel
G_Edition (X)


  

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Lagerhausräumlichkeiten für den Einzelhandel


Explanation:
warehouse = Lagerhaus ~ Warenlager / retail = Einzelhandel / floorspace = Räumlichkeiten ~ Grundfläche //
Source: Peter Collin "Business German"

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Superstore, großformatiger Markt


Explanation:
"Big Boxes" are very large, often sort of spartan stores, such as Home Depot, Office Depot, Toys "R" Us, etc. Equivalents in Germany would be obi Baumärkte and the like. The term Big Box seems to be taking hold in Germany, as well. The URL below is just one hit of several that I got.

Kristina



    Reference: http://www.hornbach.de/aktionaere/bericht98/an_aktionaere.ht...
Kristina M (X)
Local time: 06:18
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In the context, that was the best fitting translation. Thanks to the others for their references as well!
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21 hrs
see below


Explanation:
"Hypermarkt" – "SB-Warenhaus" – "Verbrauchergroßmarkt" = "Hypermarket" = "Big Box" (Pons Fachwörterbuch – Marketing) but the German translations are all not really big enough (yet). Unfortunately, the real big boxes are even bigger. The expression fits Wal-Mart best because Wal-Mart is monstrous and sells everything. There is a good Wal-Mart parody at: http://www.big-box.com/ - "Big Box" is quite negative normally. "retail warehouse floorspace" = "Verkaufsfläche eines Hypermarkt(e)s" is rather British because the name "retail warehouse" is a good British term for the more American term "big box". By the way, "floorspace" as one word, does not show up in either NODE nor Webster's but it is used in several British Web sites as one word. For example: http://www.portsmouthcc.gov.uk/depts/plan/stuinfo/cplpfcpw.h... and http://www.ayrshire-jsu.gov.uk/publications.html - Other sites on this subject:


http://www.city-map.de/frameset.html?lg=de&Niedersachsen/Alt... - http://www.diyonline.de/Daten/diy98_04/032_36_obi.html



    Reference: http://www.big-box.com/
    Reference: http://www.ayrshire-jsu.gov.uk/publications.html
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