retail cooperative

retail cooperative
retail cooperative UK US noun [C]
FINANCE CONSUMER COOPERATIVE(Cf. ↑consumer cooperative)
(also retailer cooperative) COMMERCE a group of retailers (= companies that sell goods to the public) who get lower prices by buying goods together in large quantities

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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