All movable goods such as cars, textiles, appliances, etc. and 'f.o.b.' means free on board. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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I. merchandise mer‧chan‧dise 1 [ˈmɜːtʆndaɪz, -daɪs ǁ ˈmɜːr-] noun [uncountable] formal COMMERCE
goods that are produced in order to be sold, especially goods that are sold in a store:

• Even though retailers ordered merchandise carefully this year, they are getting ready for huge after-Christmas sales.

  [m0] II. merchandise merchandise 2 verb [transitive] MARKETING COMMERCE
to try to sell goods or services using advertising, promotion S etc:

• Retail stores try to merchandise products in a way that will attract customers.

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merchandise UK US /ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪs/ noun [U]
COMMERCE goods that are offered for sale, especially in a store: »

While the shop may look exclusive, the merchandise is not.

discounted/general/luxury merchandise »

Analysts are expecting the retailer to report a 5% rise in sales of general merchandise.

MARKETING MERCHANDISING(Cf. ↑merchandising): »

Shaw won the highly lucrative rights to sell Elvis merchandise in the UK and Europe in 1999.

merchandise UK US /ˈmɜːtʃəndaɪz/ verb [T] MARKETING
to increase sales of goods by making people more aware of them through advertising, special displays or events, etc.: »

The way in which you merchandise what you have in store in terms of display is pretty important.

to produce and sell products connected with a popular film, event, famous person, etc.: »

The company's move to license and merchandise its popular TV characters has great potential for growth.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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