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Definition of Retail


  1. The sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels; -- opposed to wholesale; sometimes, the sale of commodities at second hand.
  2. Done at retail; engaged in retailing commodities; as a retail trade; a retail grocer.
  3. To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries.
  4. To sell at second hand.
  5. To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander.

Retail Quotations

The god whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accommodate his processes to the convenience of individuals.
William James

A guy named Charlie Beacham was my first mentor at Ford. He taught me the importance of the dealers, and he rubbed my nose in the retail business.
Lee Iacocca

Count not him among your friends who will retail your privacies to the world.
Publilius Syrus

Know how to effectively voice a complaint or make a claim at a retail store.
Marilyn vos Savant

The challenge of the retail business is the human condition.
Howard Schultz
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Retail Translations

retail in German is Kleinverkauf, Einzelhandelsabsatz, Kleinverkauf
retail in Hungarian is kiskereskedelem
retail in Italian is commercio al dettaglio
retail in Spanish is venta al por menor
retail in Swedish is detaljhandels

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