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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
Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. Awarded Investment Grade Rating From Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
SAN DIEGO, June 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. (Nasdaq:ROIC) announced today that Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has assigned a BBB- corporate credit rating to ROIC with a stable outlook. According to the Standard & Poor's report, the rating reflects ROIC's portfolio of well-positioned, well-occupied shopping centers that are located in multiple major markets on the West Coast with high barriers to entry and...from: Retail Opportunity Investments Corp. via Globe Newswire
More Breaking Retail News News
This morning Daily Funder, LLC via PR Newswire notes; "RetailCapital's Ryan Rosett Joins CEO Corner of DailyFunder" and WWD News Feed announced that "Retail Retreats as Fed Spooks Wall Street". Earlier today, "Wheelock Street Capital Ramps Up Retail Investments with the Hiring of Joyce Storm" wrote Wheelock Street Capital via Businesswire
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