In order to find out what a store carries, an individual can call the store, enter the store and browse their items or look online at their website, if available. Some stores display what they sell by their name, such as the HoneyBaked Ham Company or Dick's Sporting Goods while others, like Wal-Mart or Target are less descriptive and carry more items.
HoneyBaked Ham Company stores makes it clear that they sell honey-baked hams; however, until entering the store, calling the toll-free number or visiting the website, many users would not know the store also offers desserts, turkeys, barbecue ribs, party trays, side dishes and complete meals.
Dick's Sporting Goods stores are located throughout the United States and also offer online stores for convenient shopping. The name makes it easy to determine that the store carries sorting goods, but many people do not realize that the products are not limited to sporting equipment, the store offers apparel, outdoor merchandise, such as tents, patio furniture and recreational yard games and a variety of items for sport fans, such as team logo clothing, equipment and home decor.
Stores like Wal-Mart and Target are popular, so many people know what to expect when they walk through the door, but for those who have never heard of the retail giants, the name gives very little detail about the products the stores carry. In order to find out that the stores offer home decor, baby merchandise, pet supplies, groceries, electronics, furniture and more, the individual would have to walk into the store or visit the stores website.