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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·tail v. t. [imp. & p. p. Retailed p. pr. & vb. n. Retailing.]
 1. To sell in small quantities, as by the single yard, pound, gallon, etc.; to sell directly to the consumer; as, to retail cloth or groceries.
 2. To sell at second hand. [Obs. or R.]
 3. To distribute in small portions or at second hand; to tell again or to many (what has been told or done); to report; as, to retail slander. “To whom I will retail my conquest won.”
 He is wit's peddler, and retails his wares
 At wakes and wassails.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 retailing
      n : the activities involved in selling commodities directly to
          consumers