sales

adjective
\ ˈsālz How to pronounce sales (audio) \

Definition of sales

: of, relating to, or used in selling

Examples of sales in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web String of scandals Scandal erupted at Wells Fargo in 2016, with the revelation that employees had created millions of potentially fake accounts in order to meet sales goals. Los Angeles Times, "Wells Fargo picks new CEO to lead turnaround: BNY Mellon’s Charles Scharf," 27 Sep. 2019 While Anchorage and Fairbanks — the state’s two largest cities — don’t have sales taxes, many other communities do: There are 106 sales tax jurisdictions in Alaska, in places as varied as Ketchikan, Kotzebue and Kenai. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska communities that levy sales taxes launch plan to collect for online purchases," 19 Oct. 2019 Altria spun off its international operation in 2008 amid ongoing lawsuits and government scrutiny in the U.S. The breakup gave Philip Morris International more leeway to pursue sales growth in emerging markets. Washington Post, "After decade apart, Philip Morris and Altria may become 1," 27 Aug. 2019 South Carolina lawmakers tried to clarify the situation with a law passed earlier this year specifying retailers must collect sales taxes from third-party vendors who sell to shoppers in the state. USA TODAY, "Amazon owes South Carolina millions in sales taxes, court says," 11 Sep. 2019 With all funds, seek low fees and avoid sales loads. Dallas News, "Motley Fool: CVS is in a prime spot, investing for your kids and this week's trivia," 11 Aug. 2019 Altria spun off its international operation in 2008 amid ongoing lawsuits and government scrutiny in the U.S. The breakup gave Philip Morris International more leeway to pursue sales growth in emerging markets. Washington Post, "After decade apart, Philip Morris and Altria may become 1," 27 Aug. 2019 Altria spun off its international operation in 2008 amid ongoing lawsuits and government scrutiny in the U.S. The breakup gave Philip Morris International more leeway to pursue sales growth in emerging markets. Matthew Perrone, chicagotribune.com, "Tobacco merger talks: Altria, Philip Morris may reunite," 27 Aug. 2019 Altria spun off its international operation in 2008 amid ongoing lawsuits and government scrutiny in the U.S. The breakup gave Philip Morris International more leeway to pursue sales growth in emerging markets. Matthew Perrone And Matt Ott, USA TODAY, "As e-cigarette era heats up, Philip Morris and Altria talk merger after decade apart," 26 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of sales

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sales was in 1840

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10 Dec 2019

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“Sales.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sales. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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