retailing

retailing
1. [intransitive] to be sold to the public, usually in shops, for a particular price:
retail for/​at

• The doll will retail for about £36.

2. [transitive] to sell goods in small quantities to members of the public, usually in a shop:

• The product is not being retailed through the right kind of outlets.

— retailing noun [uncountable] :

• The losses reflect the company's continuing problems in retailing.

• a weak period for the retailing sector

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retailing UK US /ˈriːteɪlɪŋ/ noun [U]
COMMERCE the activity of selling goods to the public in stores or on the internet: »

Retailing is an attractive career for graduates.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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