retail environment meaning, retail environment definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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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  
    retailing  


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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