EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RETAIL
Even the retail trade could not escape the omniscience of this control.
Our friend concludes that it is cheaper to lend umbrellas by retail.
Retail dealers, costermongers, and greengrocers were making their purchases in haste.
There is to be no retail trade either in these or any other articles.
After the practices of adulteration naturally follow the practices of retail trade.
This shall be the second law: He who engages in retail trade must be either a metic or a stranger.
The course of retail prices corroborates these results also.
“Them terms of retail and wholesale is my own,” said Mr. Gubb.
“I am a gentleman, not a chapman,” (a retail tradesman) said Jack, superciliously.
We like to know what we're doing when we buy pearl necklaces at retail.
mid-14c. "sell in small quantities or parcels," from Old French retaillier "cut back, cut off, pare, clip, reduce, circumcise," from re- "back" (see re-) + taillier "to cut, trim" (see tailor (n.)). Sometimes also "to deal out (information, etc.) in small quantities; hand down by report; recount, tell over again" (1590s). Related: Retailed; retailing.