Wikipedia:WikiProject Retailing

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Topic overview

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 directly or through a wholesale, and then sells smaller quantities to the consumer for a profit. Retailing can be done in either fixed locations like stores or markets, door-to-door or by delivery. 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 for the public.

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Project goalsEdit

This project aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of retail-related topics.

  • Improve articles about retailing companies and chains and make them consistent, using existing style guides such as Wikipedia:Companies, corporations and economic information as guidelines, and devising new ones when needed. For entries on retail companies, this project will create a content structure guide since none exists currently.
  • Bring mature articles that are within this project's scope to Good article and featured article status. For example, although the entries on Target Corporation and Wal-Mart are currently not featured articles, it is indeed this project's goal to improve them with the ultimate intention to bring them there.
  • Define store types consistently. By this, readers should be able to discriminate between a discount store from a department store, since this may be ambiguous in some articles.

Scope Project scopeEdit

The scope of this project covers articles of retailing companies (e.g. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.), chains (existing and defunct), topics (e.g. department store, hypermarket, etc.), and people (e.g. John Geisse). Please see the article list below for articles that are within our scope.


Guidelines on how you may choose to structure an article on a company or retailer.

2 people MembersEdit

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  17. Hroðulf (or Hrothulf) - May, 2008 (Talk) I am particularly interested in cooperatives
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  26. Usgrant7 June 2012 (talk) 18:09, 28 June 2012 (UTC)Reply[reply]
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Open tasksEdit

Feel free to edit this section as you see fit and discuss on the talk page the road that we are interested in taking.

To-do listEdit

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
–When a task is completed, please remove it from the list.


Useful information


Books ArticlesEdit

  • Project watchlist: changes (watchlist). This is an automated list of recent changes to articles that have the project's banner on their talk pages.
Retail topics
Retail chains


Category puzzle



Project bannerEdit

  • {{WikiProject Retailing}} should be placed on the top of every article's talk page within this project's scope. It produces the following, with the collapsable to-do list. Also when using this template, remember to add the name of the article to articles list if it isn't listed there already.
WikiProject Retailing (Rated NA-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Retailing, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of retailing on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
NA This article has been rated as NA-Class on Wikipedia's content assessment scale.
Retailing To-do List:

Here are some tasks awaiting attention:
–When a task is completed, please remove it from the list.

User pagesEdit

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Project newsletterEdit

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Article Alerts

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Related WikiProjectsEdit

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