verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- reszke, jean de,
- retail politics,
- retail price index,
- retail therapy,
Origin of retail
Examples from the Web for retailers
Retailers were hammered by the scheme because checks and balances were scant in 2012, when the eBay grifting peaked.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And you can expect designers and retailers to cater to them too.
Retailers have entered the terminals and the vending machines offer everything from deodorant to iPads.American Apparel Appoints First Female Board Member; Britney Spears Is Designing Lingerie|The Fashion Beast Team|July 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Distributors and retailers of entertainment and consumer electronics operated on razor-thin margins, and many went bankrupt.
“I think these retailers need their asses handed to them,” Charney said of the companies who outsource to unsafe factories.
It may further be noted that some American manufacturers actually sell their hats to retailers.Men's Sewed Straw Hats|United States Tariff Commission
These sell to wholesalers at the consuming end, who may sell to jobbers, who sell to retailers.Apple Growing|M. C. Burritt
Licences on retailers and fees on law proceedings were further aids to the revenue, which, in the later years of Charles II.
I can sell at one dollar and a half a solid gold birthday ring that retailers everywhere mark at three dollars as a minimum price.Bound to Succeed|Allen Chapman
Neither wholesalers nor retailers can easily handle merchandise on which chattel mortgages have been given.The Value of Money|Benjamin M. Anderson, Jr.
Word Origin for retail
mid-14c. "sell in small quantities or parcels," from Old French retaillier "cut back, cut off, pare, clip, reduce, circumcise," from re- "back" (see re-) + taillier "to cut, trim" (see tailor (n.)). Sometimes also "to deal out (information, etc.) in small quantities; hand down by report; recount, tell over again" (1590s). Related: Retailed; retailing.
early 15c., "sale of commodities in small quantities or parcels or at second hand" (opposed to wholesale), from Old French retail "piece cut off, shred, scrap, paring" (Modern French retaille), from retaillier (see retail (v.)). The notion of the English word is "a selling by the piece." This sense is not in French, however, and comes perhaps from cognate Italian ritaglio, which does have that sense. As an adjective, "of or pertaining to sale at retail," c.1600.