retail ( retails 3rd person present) ( retailing present participle) ( retailed past tense & past participle )
1 n-uncount Retail is the activity of selling goods direct to the public, usually in small quantities. Compare wholesale. (BUSINESS) usu N n
...retail stores..., Retail sales grew just 3.8 percent last year.
2 adv If something is sold retail, it is sold in ordinary shops direct to the public. (BUSINESS) ADV after v
3 verb If an item in a shop retailsat or for a particular price, it is on sale at that price. (BUSINESS)
(=sell) It originally retailed at £23.50. V at/for n →
retail park ( retail parks plural ) A retail park is a large specially built area, usually at the edge of a town or city, where there are a lot of large shops and sometimes other facilities such as cinemas and restaurants. n-count
retail price index
The retail price index is a list of the prices of typical goods which shows how much the cost of living changes from one month to the next.
(BRIT, BUSINESS) n-proper the N
The retail price index for September is expected to show inflation edging up to about 10.8 per cent.
in AM, use cost-of-living index
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