service industry



An industry made up of companies that primarily earn revenue through providing intangible products and services.

Service industry companies are involved in retail, transport, distribution, food services, as well as other service-dominated businesses. Also called service sector, tertiary sector of industry. See also primary industry, secondary industry.

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  • The service industry has been growing consistently and this is because there will always be a demand for human intelligence.

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  • Since neither of my parents ever got educational degrees, they have grown up struggling financially and have always worked in the service industry one way or another.

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  • The Koch brothers which own Koch Industries are a gigantic force in the service industry, where their company produces everything from toilet paper, electricity, fertilizers, petroleum, and even has a distribution entity.

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