Meaning of “retailer” in the English Dictionary

"retailer" in British English

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retailernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈriː.teɪ.lər/ us /ˈriː.teɪ.lɚ/

C2 a person, shop, or business that sells goods to the public:

a big electronics retailer

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  • Retailers have reported that consumer spending fell over the last 12 months.
  • The clothes retailer has launched a take-over bid for its rival.
  • Retailers have been attracted to the site by a range of incentives.
  • The company is a retailer of office equipment and furniture.
  • The food retailer is seeking to expand its business into clothes and electronics.

(Definition of “retailer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"retailer" in Business English

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retailernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈriːteɪlər/ us 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 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.
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(Definition of “retailer” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)