retailre‧tail1 /ˈriːteɪl/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 BBTthe sale of goods in shops to customers, for their own use and not for selling to anyone else → wholesalethe retail trade/business 🔊 a manager with twenty years’ experience in the retail businessretail outlet/shop/store/chain 🔊 We are looking for more retail outlets for our products. 🔊 a retail price of £8.99 🔊 The retail value would be around $500. 🔊 Retail sales fell by 1.3% in January.
retailre‧tail2 /ˈriːteɪl/ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive] technicalBBT to be sold for a particular price in a shopretail at/for 🔊 The wine retails at £6.95 a bottle. 🔊 The decoder is expected to retail for under $300.2[transitive] technical to sell goods in shops 🔊 Their products are retailed all over Britain.→ See Verb table
retailre‧tail4 /ˈriːteɪl/ adverb 🔊 🔊 BBTif you buy or sell something retail, you buy or sell it in a shop 🔊 We only deal with wholesalers – we don’t sell any of our goods retail.
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retail• We bought it retail.From Longman Business Dictionaryretailre‧tail1 /ˈriːteɪl/ noun [uncountable]COMMERCE1the sale of goods to customers for their own use, rather than to shops etcHis experience in retail includes managing a number of shopping centres in New Zealand.The Potato Marketing Board determines the size range of potatoes which can be offered for retail. → comparewholesale12retail trade/market/business etc the selling of goods or services to members of the public, or companies involved in thisAnyone working in the retail trade will often have to deal with customers who want to exchange or return goods.3retail shop/outlet/store etc a shop etc that is open to members of the publicThese large retail outlets stock a wide range of goods.4retail banking/brokeragebanking or investment services available to members of the public, rather than to businesses or companies5retail customer/consumer etc an individual customer etc, rather than a business or companyThe scheme relates to all new cars sold to retail customers.retailretail2 verbCOMMERCE1[intransitive] to be sold to the public, usually in shops, for a particular priceretail for/atThe doll will retail for about £36.2[transitive] to sell goods in small quantities to members of the public, usually in a shopThe 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 theretailing sector→ See Verb tableretailretail3 adverbCOMMERCEif something is sold retail, it is sold to members of the public, usually in a shopWe only deal with wholesalers - we don’t sell any of our goods retail.