What is Retail ?
Retail is (noun) the business of selling small quantities of goods direct to the public We specialise in the retail of ordinary household goods. The goods in stock have a retail value of £10,000. retail outlet or shop a shop which sells goods direct to the customer He buys wholesale and then sells to various retail outlets. (verb) 1. to sell goods direct to customers who do not sell them again to retail at or for a certain price to sell for a certain price These glasses retail at £5.95 for two. 2. to pass on gossip She immediately retailed the story to her friends. (adv) to buy wholesale and sell retail to buy goods in bulk at a wholesale discount and sell them in small quantities to the public. Compare wholesale
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level