a large store stocking many varieties of goods in different departments.
> Department stores tend to be located in modern major cities.
> Sell many different products & label them under different departments such as
ex: electronics or ex: Kitchen
> Have their roots in the New York City
> Woodie's" opened in 1880 as a small store with only 35 employees, but experienced a great growth spurt, annexing four adjacent buildings, by 1900. By the 1930s it was considered the largest department store south of Philadelphia.