Definition of off-trade in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɒftreɪd/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


[mass noun]
The part of the market in alcoholic drinks which is made up of off-sales.
Example sentences
  • A shift from on-trade to off-trade is the likeliest outcome of the ‘disruption’ that Scottish & Newcastle's UK boss spoke about last week.
  • The forthcoming licensing legislation must look at both the on and off-trade.
  • The €2 billion off-trade, until the on-trade's recent mini revival, was growing at the rate of about 8% each year.

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