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English definition of “merchandise”

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.
(Definition of merchandise noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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