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English definition of “retail”

retail

adjective     /ˈriːteɪl/ COMMERCE
connected with the activity of selling goods to the public, rather than selling to stores, etc.: retail demand/operations/profits The company needs to focus on its core retail business. → Compare wholesale adjective
(Definition of retail adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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