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  • What is a department store?
  • Read the top 10 below.
  • Having the most stores doesn't make you popular.

When you think of a department store in Texas, you might think of places like JC Penny or Dillards. In reality, the definition is a large store that stocks a variety of goods in different departments.

Using that definition, just about any retail store could be a department store. The broader definition makes you think a little harder about what the answer could be.

Take a look at the top 10 department stores in Texas.

The 10 Largest Department Stores In Texas

This is based on number of locations in Texas and #1 may surprise you!

Once you change your idea about what a department store is, then you see the entire picture. The top 3 stores: Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Walmart make up 78% of the list.

Buc-ee's Doesn't Have Enough Stores To Make The List 

Just because they have tons of stores and do a lot of business in Texas doesn't mean that they have a cult-like following. No one is giving free hype to Dollar General like they do to rest-stop mecca, Buc-ee's.

These brands aren't strangers to anyone in Texas. These top stores are just necessary evils in many people's minds.

I have been to every one of these stores in the past at some point. There are multiple locations of some of these stores, even in smaller towns.

Texans like things that no one else has, and those things are in short supply.  Take a look at this list of things we love in Texas.

14 Things That Everyone in Texas LOVES

Here is a list of things that are often loved by people in Texas.


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