A store that carries only certain goods. For example, a butcher shop carries meats; an Asian food market carries foods used in Asia cuisine, and a health food store carries whole foods, vitamins, herbs and other foods not found in most supermarkets.
Specialty stores are small stores which specialise in a specific range of merchandise and related items. Most stores have an extensive width and depth of stock in the item that they specify in and provide high levels of service and expertise. The pricing policy is generally in the medium to high range, depending on factors like the type and exclusivity of merchandise and ownership, that is, whether they are owner operated or a chain operation which has the advantage of bulk purchasing and centralised warehousing system.