retailing

[[t]ri͟ːteɪlɪŋ[/t]]
N-UNCOUNT: oft N n
Retailing is the activity of selling goods direct to the public, usually in small quantities. Compare wholesaling.

She spent fourteen years in retailing.

...the car retailing industry.


English dictionary. 2008.

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