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  1. retailers

    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.

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  1. retailersnoun

    Plural noun of the word retailer.

    Some retailers off their loyal customers a discount for every year they buy their goods, products or services.

    Submitted by MaryC on October 10, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of retailers in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of retailers in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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  1. Kristin Morency Goldman:

    Toy companies have moved away from classifying their toys by gender, and even online retailers and brick-and-mortar retailers are not organizing their toys by gender as much, a lot of the gender-based limits that were imposed on children in previous generations are thankfully not there anymore.

  2. Kurt Jetta:

    Out of financial necessity, the retailers doing the worst going into back-to-school season will promote the most. This would include Gap Inc and Abercrombie.

  3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez:

    I'm disappointed that they're not doing more to take safety and make it a priority, for example, we still have retailers that won't institute measures like having security officers in their stores, making sure that they've got cameras that are actually operational.

  4. Jay Myers:

    Many people think that ‘Black Friday’ comes from the idea that it’s a highly profitable day for retailers, one where they’re getting ‘out of the red’ and ‘into the black,’ the term didn’t actually originate from retailers. Philadelphia police officers first used the term ‘Black Friday’ in the 1960s to describe the day after Thanksgiving, when a flurry of tourists came into the city to shop, causing traffic jams and accidents.

  5. John Pabon:

    Buying stuff just for the sake of it is terrible for the environment( and our wallets !) , it also sends the wrong message to these big-box retailers that consumers just want more, more, more. That’s why it’s up to us to choose wisely when it comes to our purchase decisions.

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