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Definitions for retail
ˈri teɪl for 1-4,6,7 ; rɪˈteɪl for 5re·tail
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the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
be sold at the retail level
"These gems retail at thousands of dollars each"
sell on the retail market
at a retail price
"I'll sell it to you retail only"
The sale of goods directly to the consumer; encompassing the storefronts, mail-order, websites, etc., and the corporate mechanisms, branding, advertising, etc. that support them, which are involved in the business of selling and point-of-sale marketing retail goods to the public.
She works in retail.
Retail price; full price; an abbreviated expression, meaning the full suggested price of a particular good or service, before any sale, discount, or other deal.
I never pay retail for clothes.
To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.
Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
We've shut shown our reseller unit. We're only selling retail now.
Of, or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
Etymology: From the verb retaillier.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Sale by small quantities.
Etymology: from the verb.
The author, to prevent such a monopoly of sense, is resolved to deal in it himself by retail. Addison.
We force a wretched trade by beating down the sale,
And selling basely by retail. Jonathan Swift, Miscellanies.
Etymology: retailler, Fr.
Bound with triumphant garlands will I come,
And lead thy daughter to a conqueror’s bed;
To whom I will retail my conquest won,
And she shall be sole victress, Cæsar’s Cæsar. William Shakespeare.
All encouragement should be given to artificers; and those, who make, should also vend and retail their commodities. John Locke.
The sage dame,
By names of toasts, retails each batter’d jade. Alexander Pope.
He is furnish’d with no certainties,
More than he haply may retail from me. William Shakespeare.
Retail is the sale of goods and services to consumers, in contrast to wholesaling, which is sale to business or institutional customers. A retailer purchases goods in large quantities from manufacturers, directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells in smaller quantities to consumers for a profit. Retailers are the final link in the supply chain from producers to consumers. Retail markets and shops have a very ancient history, dating back to antiquity. Some of the earliest retailers were itinerant peddlers. Over the centuries, retail shops were transformed from little more than "rude booths" to the sophisticated shopping malls of the modern era. In the digital age, an increasing number of retailers are seeking to reach broader markets by selling through multiple channels, including both bricks and mortar and online retailing. Digital technologies are also affecting the way that consumers pay for goods and services. Retailing support services may also include the provision of credit, delivery services, advisory services, stylist services and a range of other supporting services. Most modern retailers typically make a variety of strategic level decisions including the type of store, the market to be served, the optimal product assortment, customer service, supporting services, and the store's overall market positioning. Once the strategic retail plan is in place, retailers devise the retail mix which includes product, price, place, promotion, personnel, and presentation.
the sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; -- opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand
done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer
to sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries
to sell at second hand
to distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander
Etymology: [F. retaille piece cut off, shred, paring, or OF. retail, from retailler. See Retail, v.]
Retail is a syndicated comic strip distributed by King Features Syndicate. It is authored and illustrated by Norm Feuti. It made its newspaper debut on January 1, 2006, and then gained quickly in popularity following articles in The New York Times and TIME Magazine.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
rē-tāl′, v.t. to sell or deal out in small parts: to sell in broken parts, or at second hand: to hand down by report.—adj. pertaining to retail.—ns. Rē′tail, the sale of goods in small quantities; Retail′er; Retail′ment. [Fr. retailler, to cut again—re-, again, tailler, to cut.]
To sell commodities, goods and products to customers.
Retails businesses sell direct to customers.
Submitted by MaryC on March 11, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'retail' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4512
Rank popularity for the word 'retail' in Adjectives Frequency: #606
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The numerical value of retail in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of retail in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of retail in a Sentence
We have all become used to a regulatory pendulum that swings one way or the other, but at the moment there are two - a wholesale one and a retail one, we are seeing the removal of frictions but in retail, a continued tough - and in some cases, tightening - stance on consumer protection.
If you look at the CEO as being the best shopkeeper in the team, it's the wrong brief, he's got loads of retail experience, he's got loads of wholesale experience, he understands brands and he understands customers and he's super smart.
Buckhead is a huge commercial node. It's arguably one of the biggest retail entertainment nodes in the southeast. And what was going on just hurt everybody, by reputation and physically.
The futures weren't looking too good and that retail report didn't do it any good, it took a big nosedive after that, it doesn't look like it's going to be a pretty day at this point.
Travel Economics's partly because Travel Economics's such a diverse industry. Travel Economics includes a lot of things you don't think of, besides airlines and hotels, Travel Economics's part of retail, part of restaurants, parts of technology.
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- търговия на дребноBulgarian
- detailhandel, detailsalgDanish
- Einzelhandel, Einzelhandelsabsatz, KleinverkaufGerman
- λιανεμπόριο, λιανική, λιανικά, λιανικόςGreek
- venta al detalle, venta al por menorSpanish
- vähittäin, vähittäiskauppa, vähittäismyynti, [[harjoittaa]] [[vähittäiskauppaa]], vähittäishinta, levittää, vähittäismyyntihinta, kertoaFinnish
- vendita al dettaglio, al dettaglio, vendere al dettaglioItalian
- 小売価格, 小売り, 小売Japanese
- varejo, retalho, vender a varejoPortuguese
- vânzare cu amănuntul, vânzare cu bucataRomanian
- [[розничный, [[продава́ть]] [[в]] [[розница, розница, розничный, [[в]] [[розницаRussian
- роздрібна торгівляUkrainian
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