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Retail is the sale of goods and services from individuals or businesses to the end-user. Retailers are part of an integrated system called the supply chain. A retailer purchases goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or directly through a wholesaler, and then sells smaller quantities to the consumer for a profit. Retailing can be done in either fixed locations or online. Retailing includes subordinated services, such as delivery. The term "retailer" is also applied where a service provider services the needs of a large number of individuals, such as a public utility, like electric power.
Shops may be on residential streets, streets with few or no houses or in a shopping mall. Shopping streets may be for pedestrians only. Sometimes a shopping street has a partial or full roof to protect customers from precipitation. Online retailing, a type of electronic commerce used for business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions and mail order, are forms of non-shop retailing.
Shopping generally refers to the act of buying products. Sometimes this is done to obtain necessities such as food and clothing; sometimes it is done as a recreational activity. Recreational shopping often involves window shopping (just looking, not buying) and browsing and does not always result in a purchase.
Breaking Retail News News
Western and Work Wear Retailer Boot Barn(R) Rebrands, Restocks and Refreshes Four Florida Locations
IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/17/13 -- Last year, Boot Barn®, America's largest western and work wear retailer, acquired RCC® Western Stores, including four stores in Florida. Over the past months, the company has increased the depth and breadth of inventory, refreshed the stores visually and completed the transition from the RCC® name to Boot Barn®. To recognize the rebrand, Boot Barn® has scheduled a Big Sale and Celebration to begin ...from: Boot Barn via Marketwire
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