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retailnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈriː.teɪl/
C1 the ​activity of ​sellinggoods to the ​public, usually in ​shops: The ​job is ​open to ​applicants with over two ​years' ​experience in retail. The ​clothingcompany has six retail outlets (= ​shops) in Perth. $13 off the manufacturer's ​recommended retail price

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retailverb [T]

uk   us   /ˈriː.teɪl/
adverb uk   us  
It's much ​cheaper to ​buywholesale than retail.
(Definition of retail from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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retailnoun [U]

 us   /ˈri·teɪl/
the ​activity of ​sellinggoods to the ​public, usually in ​smallamounts, for ​their own use

retailverb [I/T]

 us   /ˈri·teɪl/
to ​sellgoods to the ​public, usually in ​smallamounts, for ​their own use: [T] Country ​Miss makes and retails ​sportswear. [I] The ​software retails for $69.
noun [C]  us   /ˈri·teɪ·lər/
If you ​bought it there, you can’t take it back to another retailer.
(Definition of retail from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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retailnoun [U]

uk   us   /ˈriːteɪl/ COMMERCE
the ​activity of ​sellinggoods 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 ​growthareas in ​food in the UK in retail. Food retail is extremely ​competitive.
a retail chain/outlet/store a ​store or ​group of ​stores that ​sellsgoods to the ​public: They ​operate the largest toy retail ​chain in the country.
the retail market/sector/trade the ​businessactivity of ​sellinggoods 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 ​buysgoods, rather than a ​store or other ​business: Both ​companies are ​trying to ​attract retail ​customers.


uk   us   /ˈriːteɪl/ COMMERCE
connected with the ​activity of ​sellinggoods to the ​public, rather than ​selling to ​stores, etc.: retail ​demand/​operations/​profits The ​companyneeds to ​focus on its ​core retail ​business.


uk   us   /ˈriːteɪl/ COMMERCE
[T] to ​sellgoods to the ​public in ​stores, on the ​internet, etc.: They have a ​provenrecord in retailing clothes and shoes.
retail at/for sth [I] to be ​sold at a particular ​price: The ​partscost $3 to $5 ​per watch, while the ​finishedproducts retailed for $150 to $200.


uk   us   /ˈriːteɪl/ COMMERCE
if something is ​sold retail, it is ​sold to the ​public in ​stores, on the ​internet, etc., rather than to ​stores, other ​businesses, etc.: buy/sell retail It's much ​cheaper to ​buywholesale than retail.
(Definition of retail from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “retail”
in Spanish vender al por menor…
in Vietnamese bán lẻ…
in Malaysian runcit…
in Thai ขายปลีก…
in French vendre au détail…
in German im Einzelhandel verkaufen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 零售,零卖…
in Turkish perakende satış…
in Russian розничная торговля…
in Indonesian menjual eceran…
in Chinese (Traditional) 零售,零賣…
in Polish handel detaliczny…
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