[ noun ] (business) the selling of goods to consumers; usually in small quantities and not for resale
Used in print(John R. Sargent, "Where To Aim Your Planning for Bigger...)
We have already witnessed great changes through mergers and acquisitions in the food industry - at both the manufacturing and retail ends .
[ verb ] (business) sell at the retail level
"These gems retail at thousands of dollars each"
Used in print(Joseph E. Choate, "The American Boating Scene"...)
It is a simple task to haul a boat fifty or one_hundred miles to a lake or reservoir on the new , light , strong , easy-to-operate trailers which are_built to accommodate almost any kind_of small_boat and retail from $ 100 to $ 2000 .
[ adjective ] selling or related to selling direct to the consumer
"retail trade" "retail business" "retail price"
Used in print(Robert A. Futterman, The Future of Our Cities....)
Moreover , the cost of operations is always high in any new store , as the conservative bankers who act_as controllers for retail giants are beginning to discover .
[ adverb ] at a retail price
"I'll sell it to you retail only"