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retailerre‧tail‧er /ˈriːteɪlə $ -ər/ ●○○ noun [countable]  BOBBTa person or business that sells goods to customers in a shop
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retailerRetailers face their slowest business period in January and February.Gymboree Corp., the once-hot kids' clothing retailer, said same-store sales were down 19 %, despite markdowns.Nevertheless the continued growth in unemployment is bad news for retailers in the longer term.Our products are sold through the Body Shop and other well-known retailers.Talbot's is a women's retailer with 20 stores in California.One high-street retailer has gone out of business.Whether black or white, the label reps went directly to retailers to monitor sales and the efforts of their local distributors.Cadbury had changed their labelling policy and had issued no warning to retailers.A month afterwards the teams will be sent out to discover whether retailers are sticking to the letter of the law.A big reason why retailers file for bankruptcy is their inability to get credit.
From Longman Business Dictionaryretailerre‧tail‧er /ˈriːteɪlə-ər/ noun [countable]COMMERCE1a business that sells goods to members of the public, rather than to shops etca national furniture retailer with 20,000 employees general retailer2someone who owns or runs a shop selling goods to members of the public SYN SHOPKEEPER
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