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merchandise

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪs/
COMMERCE goods that are offered for sale, especially in a store: While the shop may look exclusive, the merchandise is not.discounted/general/luxury merchandise Analysts are expecting the retailer to report a 5% rise in sales of general merchandise.
MARKETING →  merchandising : Shaw won the highly lucrative rights to sell Elvis merchandise in the UK and Europe in 1999.
Translations of “merchandise”
in Spanish mercancía, mercadería…
in French marchandises…
in German die Ware…
in Chinese (Traditional) 商品,貨物…
in Russian товары…
in Turkish ticarî eşya, mal, emtia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 商品,货物…
in Polish towar, towary…
(Definition of merchandise noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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