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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: supermercados de proximidad|
|About a chain of "supermercados de proximidad". I have found the following definition:|
"El supermercado de proximidad es de pequeña dimensión y adaptado a la clientela de la zona."
but don't know how accurate that is + how to translate it into English. I also found
"El grupo Eroski quiere reforzar su presencia en Madrid y hacerlo con supermercados de proximidad, un formato que cada vez está ganando más adeptos."
Which suggests it really is a specific type of supermarket.
I was wondering about "local supermarkets" but I'm not sure that's very accurate.
Is there a specific term for "supermercado de proximidad"?
Thanks for any ideas and suggestions.
I also considered "local supermarkets" but this doesn' mean they are close, so probably my suggestion could be fine. Good luck
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María T. Vargas
Local time: 07:58
|I hesitated about this until the last minute, but in the end decided to go for "neighbourhood supermarkets", since I think that best describes what I understand them to be. Thanks to all of you for your much appreciated help and suggestions. H. |
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express or small format stores/ supermarkets
a couple of options.
and this from Wikipedia:
Tesco Express stores are neighbourhood convenience shops, stocking mainly food with an emphasis on higher-margin products (due to lack of economies of scale) alongside everyday essentials. They are found in busy city centre districts, small shopping precincts in residential areas, small towns and on Esso petrol station forecourts. There were 827 stores at 23 February 2008 year end, with a typical size of 190 m² (2,100 sq ft).[citation n"
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