Business English word of the day: Retail

Retail : vente en détail

Retail is the word we use to describe the business of selling products to the public from the company’s premises, in other words, a shop.

We call large chains of retail outlets (like Célio, Claire’s Accessories etc) “high street retailers” as they are present in the high streets (rue principale) of most large towns.

Small, independent retail businesses buy their stock from wholesalers.