Definition of retail in English:

retail

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noun

  • The sale of goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale.

    as modifier ‘the product's retail price’
    • ‘Moreover, the drop in gasoline prices made June retail sales look softer than they really were.’
    • ‘To survive I had to branch out into retail advertising, public relations, and nonprofit agencies.’
    • ‘Various laws, often imposed by the states, restrained price competition in retail trade.’
    • ‘The retail price is just under $100, which is rather inexpensive for its deluxe features.’
    • ‘So our peak performance has nothing to do with expanded retail trade, although retail trade productivity has grown a lot.’
    • ‘Yet the move has backfired because the figures also reveal that its retail market share has dropped to under 40 per cent.’
    • ‘‘They tend to locate in shopping centres and they have not taken retail warehousing space to date,’ said Miller.’
    • ‘The model was examined in the context of a consumer relationship with two retail service brands.’
    • ‘It also potentially hurts milk consumption by spurring retail prices upward.’
    • ‘With ‘buy now, pay later’ offers you usually end up paying a lot more for a product than its regular retail price.’
    • ‘While most publishers don't sell to retail customers via the Internet, they do accept wholesale orders from galleries and art dealers.’
    • ‘Stumbling retail sales indicate consumers are losing faith in a rebound and are reining in spending - a possible precursor to slower home sales.’
    • ‘A question on the sales of retail life products since the start of the year was brushed aside.’
    • ‘Some seed companies are selling more through retail outlets, which cuts into the customer base of their existing dealers.’
    • ‘While some consumers remain stringently brand loyal, private label products account for 50 percent of retail butter sales.’
    • ‘The then commonplace conclusion was that taxes on retail sales would be passed on to consumers.’
    • ‘Some distributors opted to raise prices they charged retail customers rather than wait for payments.’
    • ‘The upsurge in demand for organic produce has led all the major retail outlets to recognize sales potential in the organic sector.’
    • ‘There is also an over-the-counter market where retail investors can pick up bonds.’
    • ‘Sheehy is a career banker whose progress through the ranks has been mainly within retail banking.’

Pronunciation

retail

/ˈrēˌtāl/ /ˈriˌteɪl/

adverb

  • Being sold by retail or at a retail price.

    • ‘it is not yet available retail’

Pronunciation

retail

/ˈrēˌtāl/ /ˈriˌteɪl/

transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Sell (goods) to the public by retail.

    • ‘the difficulties in retailing the new products’
    sell, stock, keep, keep in stock, offer, have for sale, have, retail, market, supply, trade in, deal in, traffic in, peddle, hawk
    1. 1.1retail at/forno object (of goods) be sold by retail for (a specified price)
      • ‘the product retails for around $20’
      be priced at, sell at, retail at, go for, be, be found for, be trading at, cost
  • 2Relate or repeat (a story) in detail.

    • ‘his inimitable way of retailing a diverting anecdote’
    tell, recount, narrate, give an account of, describe

Pronunciation

retail

/ˈrēˌtāl/ /ˈriˌteɪl/

Origin

Late Middle English from an Anglo-Norman French use of Old French retaille ‘a piece cut off’, from retaillier, from re- (expressing intensive force) + tailler ‘to cut’.