the business of selling goods directly to consumers (distinguished from wholesaling).
the sale of goods to ultimate consumers, usually in small quantities (opposed to wholesale).
pertaining to, connected with, or engaged in sale at retail:
the retail price.
in a retail quantity or at a retail price.
verb (used with object)
to sell at retail; sell directly to the consumer.
to relate or repeat in detail to others:
to retail scandal.
verb (used without object)
to be sold at retail:
It retails at 50 cents.
the sale of goods individually or in small quantities to consumers Compare wholesale (sense 1)
of, relating to, or engaged in such selling: retail prices
in small amounts or at a retail price
to sell or be sold in small quantities to consumers
(transitive) (rɪˈteɪl). to relate (gossip, scandal, etc) in detail, esp persistently
A term describing businesses that sell goods directly to individuals. (Compare wholesale.)
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