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Retail

 

Retailing consists of the sale of goods or merchandise from a very fixed location, such as a department store, boutique or kiosk, or by mail, in small or individual lots for direct consumption by the purchaser.Retailing may include subordinated services, such as delivery. Purchasers may be individuals or businesses.

 

In commerce, a "retailer" buys goods or products in large quantities from manufacturers or importers, either directly or through a wholesaler, and then sells smaller quantities to the end-user. Retail establishments are often called shops or stores. Retailers are at the end of the supply chain. Read More

Headlines Around the Web

Tesco, M&S and Morrison sales disappoint

Jan 09 - Financial Times

Mothercare shares plunge on warning

Jan 08 - Financial Times

Steep December fall in UK shop prices

Jan 08 - Financial Times

Car dealer with fast acceleration

Jan 08 - Financial Times

Topps Tiles and Dunelm see mixed results

Jan 08 - Financial Times

Festive online UK sales hit record

Jan 06 - Financial Times

Pravin Rao is new star at Infosys

Jan 04 - The Times of India

Articles About Retail

Reliance Q4 Sales Rise, Refining Margin Narrows
Reliance Q4 Sales Rise, Refining Margin Narrows

By Reuters

Energy company Reliance Industries Ltd (RELI.NS) posted nearly flat fourth-quarter profits, in line with estimates, as a slimmer margin in its oil refining business offset higher revenue. (Apr 19)

MORE TOPICS: TELECOMS, INDIA, BP PLC, INVESTMENT

Facebook
Facebook to E-Money Attempt Could Challenge Retail Banks; Lessons From Yahoo

By IBTimes AU

Facebook eyeing the e-money or remittance service is still in the works seeing a glaring future at the right position to make a dramatic impact. (Apr 18)

MORE TOPICS: MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK, INDIA

Nexus 6 concept image
3 Confirmed Features for Nexus 6, LG G3 Release Date on July 2014? 2K Display, LG-Made CPU & New Android Camera App

By IBTimes AU

The rumoured Nexus 6 base-model on release date, the LG G3, will hit store shelves starting on July 2014, according to new reports, likely indicating too of an earlier touchdown for Google’s signature smartphone. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: IPHONE, GOLD, SAMSUNG, SOUTH KOREA, SMARTPHONE, ANDROID

Minecraft PS3 Gets Disc in May, Texture Packs Teased and Updates on Patch 1.05

By IBTimes AU

Minecraft PS3 is coming to retail disc in May, while another update may bring in at least two texture packs. Meanwhile, the patch 1.05 has already been released for the PS3 with fixes for a couple of issues. (Apr 17)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER

Shoes are Displayed in the Nike Store in Santa Monica in This File Photo
Forbes: Nike's China Sales a Growing Concern

By IBTimes AU

Nike has shown good performance in overall sales and continues to gain growth worldwide. But the popular sports brand still faces a tough challenge with its projected sales in China. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, JAPAN

Australia's ASX outshines Asian indices
Australian Stock Market Report – Afternoon 4/16/14

By Comsec

The Australian sharemarket closed above 5400pts, partly boosted by a slightly better than expected Chinese economic growth. The All Ordinaries Index (XAO) jumped 0.6 per cent to 5412.6. On Monday the local market sank to three-week lows. Volume has been subdued due to public holidays. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, COPPER, INVESTMENT

Kanye West Calls Kim Kardashian  the Most Beautiful Woman of All Time
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West in Paris for Pre-Wedding Shopping, Star Dresses Up Like Audrey Hepburn

By IBTimes AU

After jetting to Paris for a pre-wedding shopping and arrangements for their upcoming May union, "Keeping Up With The Kardashian" star Kim Kardashian was spotted recreating "Breakfast at Tiffany" star iconic outfit. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: GOLD, SILVER, KIM KARDASHIAN

Asian shares rise as Fed Minutes Soothe Sentiment
Asian Shares Offer Muted Cheer to China Growth

By Reuters

Asian share markets were mostly in the black on Wednesday after China reported economic growth a touch above forecasts, a relief for investors who had feared a much weaker outcome. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, FEDERAL RESERVE, RETAIL SALES, GDP, JAPAN

Gold Near Two-week High as Ukraine Tensions Boost Safe-haven Bids
Global Markets Overview – 4/16/14

By IG Markets

Global equities were mixed with US markets continuing their recovery, while European and emerging markets struggled. US markets struggled early as China growth fears and Ukraine concerns weighed on equities, but they managed to reverse on earnings optimism. (Apr 16)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, GOLD, TWITTER, FACEBOOK, RETAIL SALES, GDP

Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales: Will it Break Galaxy S4 and S3 Records? Good Business Expected from Flagship Smartphone

By IBTimes IN

Samsung Electronics is expecting big from its recently released flagship smartphone, Galaxy S5 with its sales expected to beat Galaxy S4 and S3. (Apr 15)

MORE TOPICS: SAMSUNG, SMARTPHONE, ARCHITECTURE, INVESTMENT, ANDROID