Definition of retailing
: the activities involved in the selling of goods to ultimate consumers for personal or household consumption
Recent Examples of retailing from the Web
The series is a mix of pop-up retailing, workshops, fashion presentations and social events.
At first, with their fruits relatively scarce and retailing at exorbitant prices, the new-fangled avocado was sold as a luxury good.
Martinez began steering Sears to focus on new retailing formats that were aimed at reducing the store’s dependency on shopping malls, including Sears Hardware stores, Orchard Supply Hardware Stores and the Great Indoors.
Village staff, in a memo regarding the next phase of holiday decor, notes that traditional retailing is being upended as online purchases gnaw away at transactions made at brick-and-mortar stores.
The Science Store at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry sold out its first shipment of about 7,000 eclipse glasses in early June, but will have more in stock soon, retailing for $2.99 each, featuring the OMSI logo.
Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods also brings disruption to the $700 billion U.S. grocery sector, a traditional area of retailing that stands on the precipice of a ferocious price war.
The retailing giant did announce a modest $310 million acquisition of online men's fashion seller Bonobos.
On Friday, Amazon disrupted yet another sector of retailing with its $13.7 billion deal for Whole Foods — linking the Internet retailer to the baking powder purveyor that started it all.
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Definition of retailing for English Language Learners
: the business of selling things directly to customers for their own use
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