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retailer

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈriːteɪlər/ COMMERCE
a company that sells goods to the public in stores and on the internet, rather than to stores, other businesses, etc.: Manufacturers and retailers are responding to growing consumer demand. a big/large/major retailer discount/local/online retailer You can find the radio tuners at big electronics chains and local retailers. a clothing/electrical/food retailer a high-street/independent retailer
someone who owns or manages a store or website that sells goods to the public: If a retailer wants to sell lots of a product then it is positioned on shelves at average eye level. → See also general retailer, shopkeeper → Compare wholesaler
(Definition of retailer from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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