Definition of retailer in English:

retailer

noun

  • 1A person or business that sells goods to the public in relatively small quantities for use or consumption rather than for resale.

    ‘the big supermarkets have forced many independent retailers out of business’
    ‘Europe's biggest fashion retailer’
    • ‘The soybean seed treatment business will continue to be the growth market for retailers, followed by wheat.’
    • ‘I recently met with the management team of a successful retailer.’
    • ‘The lawsuit is not expected to affect availability of product for retailers during the introductory season next year.’
    • ‘To create knowledge for use with targeted selling, retailers must employ some method of customer analysis.’
    • ‘The major tier or chain is of very large farms connected by contract to very large processors connected to very large retailers.’
    • ‘Current trends suggest six or fewer global food retailers will evolve over the next few years.’
    • ‘Many retailers are unaware of the opportunities each customer represents.’
    • ‘Several programmes are available to retailers to help them educate customers about the benefits of adequate fertilizer application.’
    • ‘Something I notice with most retailers is that any business planning they do does not involve customers.’
    • ‘Retailers operate in a fast-paced environment where customers can dictate time management.’
  • 2A person who relates the details of a story or incident to others.

    ‘as a writer I see myself as a retailer of Big Ideas’
    • ‘She is an excellent retailer of stories.’
    • ‘Certain changes of language rendered it impossible for the retailer of the story to collect a sufficiently large audience.’
    • ‘The retailer of the anecdote intends it to impart a message, the success of which depends on the degree to which the hearer regards the anecdote as factual.’
    • ‘The anecdote reached a peak of popularity at the end of the century, partly as a result of the influence of Boswell as a retailer of anecdotes.’
    • ‘What makes Ovid so special and powerful in comparison with the many inventors and retailers of stories competing for attention?’
    • ‘They are now the retailers of tales and nonsense.’
    • ‘Thoroughly unsophisticated, they are ready victims for any retailers of fairy tales who come along.’
    • ‘He is supposed by the retailers of the fable to have had knowledge of the mock consecration.’
    • ‘Retailers of the legend seem stupefied by Tamerlane, never knowing whether to praise him for his military prowess or shudder at his ferocity.’
    • ‘The movies were the primary retailers of the myth, and Hollywood failed dismally in its attempts to sell the dangers of the international conspiracy.’

Pronunciation

retailer

/ˈriːteɪlə/