Retail and Consumer Law refers to laws related to selling and merchandising various consumer products. It comprises a vast body of federal and state laws and regulations.

Retail businesses provide goods to customers, usually by selling them from a physical store location. They include companies such as restaurants and grocery stores. Consumer laws govern how these types of businesses advertise and sell products to consumers.

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Retail Law is the collection of laws, statutes, and regulations that governs all retail businesses and manufacturers, merchants, and suppliers involved in the commerce of consumer goods. It also includes those in the industry of food stores, waters and fishing ponds, and slaughterhouses.


Consumer protection laws are in place to protect consumers and ensure they are treated fairly. In these areas, care must be taken to provide consumers with detailed information and an explanation of issues such as safety or public health. The government, private retail rights, and consumer groups help enforce these consumer protection laws.

Other Laws that Set up a Business

Other laws related to retail pricing prevent unfair practices that would take advantage of consumers. Examples include
  • price gouging after natural disasters,
  • charging excessive "convenience fees" for credit card swipes, and
  • Trading in stolen goods.