re·​tail·​ing | \ ˈrē-ˌtā-liŋ How to pronounce retailing (audio) \

Definition of retailing

: the activities involved in the selling of goods to ultimate consumers for personal or household consumption

Examples of retailing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Months before the Russia-Ukraine war, Alibaba reshuffled its senior management team, appointing Jiang Fan, the stalwart former head of domestic online retailing, to oversee international operations. Jing Yang,, 24 Mar. 2022 Tesla’s $1 trillion valuation made sense only if investors believed the electric car company was on a path to dominate the auto industry the way Apple rules smartphones or Amazon commands online retailing. New York Times, 20 May 2022 The acquisition would enable Cannon-Brookes to vote against AGL’s plan to demerge its electricity retailing business from its power generation assets. Jonathan Burgos, Forbes, 3 May 2022 The current retailing setup, with a fragmented landscape of independent dealerships striking individual bargains with buyers, doesn’t lend itself to pricing discipline. Stephen Wilmot, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2022 Containing 40% alcohol and retailing from $54.95 for a 750 ml bottle, it is priced for the premium market — but Darchuk says that consumers are curious to try the product and are on board with the zero-waste concept. Rebecca Cairns, CNN, 29 Mar. 2022 Competition and online retailing have brought many more shopping options for consumers, which has reduced the value of traditional malls. Evan Casey, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Mar. 2022 As the economic bifurcation in the U.S. continues unabated, retailing is reacting and adjusting. Sanford Stein, Forbes, 2 May 2022 Voice commerce will transform conversational retailing by allowing for a purchase to be completed in a conversation stream instead of by clicking on a website. Marilisa Barbieri, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of retailing

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of retailing was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

19 Jun 2022

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“Retailing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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