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cash register a business machine, equipped with one or more drawers for storing bills and coins, that records, displays, and keeps a running total of sales and tax receipts, used esp. in retail stores.
catalog a systematic, usu. annotated, list of book titles, items on display, merchandise, or the like that is available in or from a source such as a library, retail store, or mail order merchandiser. [1/5 definitions]
chain store one of a group of retail stores that are under the same ownership or central management system and that follow a uniform marketing policy.
clearance sale a sale of retail merchandise designed to dispose of inventory, as of seasonal stock, usu. at reduced prices.
company store a retail store operated as a monopoly by the same company that employs the local work force.
cost-push of or denoting the situation in which higher costs of production cause higher retail prices. (Cf. demand-pull.)
department store a large retail store organized into departments, each of which orders, displays, and sells certain types of merchandise.
discount house a store that regularly sells merchandise for less than the usual retail prices; discount store.
emporium a large retail store offering a wide variety of consumer goods. [1/2 definitions]
filling station a retail establishment that provides automotive products and services, esp. gasoline, oil, and air; gas station; service station.
five-and-ten a retail store that sells a wide variety of inexpensive consumer goods; dime store.
general store a small retail store that sells a wide range of merchandise but is not divided into departments.
job to buy goods in large quantities and resell them to retail establishments. [1/10 definitions]
jobber someone who sells goods to retail merchants for resale; wholesaler. [1/2 definitions]
loss leader a popular commodity that a retail store sells at or below its wholesale cost in order to attract customers to buy other goods at regular prices.
merchant an owner of a retail shop. [1/4 definitions]
off-price designating the retail stores or outlets that sell name brands and other high-quality merchandise at a discount. [1/2 definitions]
Post Exchange trademark for a retail store on U.S. Army property that sells goods and services to military personnel and their families, and to some civilians; PX.
poultryman a man who buys poultry from farmers and sells poultry to retail stores or the like; poultry dealer. [1/2 definitions]
prepackage to wrap or pack (goods) in advance before distribution for retail sale.
PX abbreviation of "post exchange," trademark for a retail store on U.S. Army property that sells goods and services to military personnel and their families, and to some civilians.