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.
(colloquial) 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.
- She works in retail .
- I never pay retail for clothes.
Of, or relating to the (actual or figurative) sale of goods or services directly to individuals.
Direct to consumers, in retail quantities, or at retail prices.
- ”We’ve shut shown our reseller unit. We’re only selling retail now.
(en verb )
To sell at retail, or in small quantities directly to customers.
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To repeat or circulate (news or rumours) to others.
* 1982 , (Lawrence Durrell), Constance”, Faber & Faber 2004 (”Avignon Quintet ), p. 762:
- a half part of this purveying is carried on within the city and is called retailing .
- He became quite pale as he retailed these stories to Constance.
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