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retail

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈriːteɪl/ COMMERCE
the activity of selling goods to the public in stores, on the internet, etc., rather than selling to stores, other businesses, etc.: She has worked in retail her entire adult life. Organic food is one of the largest growth areas in food in the UK in retail. Food retail is extremely competitive.
a retail chain/outlet/store a store or group of stores that sells goods to the public: They operate the largest toy retail chain in the country.
the retail market/sector/trade the business activity of selling goods through stores to the public, or the companies involved in this: The company is now the UK's eighth-largest motor insurer in the retail market.
a retail buyer/consumer/customer a person who buys goods, rather than a store or other business: Both companies are trying to attract retail customers.
→  Compare wholesale adjective
Translations of “retail”
in Chinese (Traditional) 零售,零賣…
in Russian розничная торговля…
in Turkish perakende satış…
in Chinese (Simplified) 零售,零卖…
in Polish handel detaliczny…
(Definition of retail noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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