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Distributor

A wholesaler; an individual, corporation, or partnership buying goods in bulk quantities from a manufacturer at a price close to the cost of manufacturing them and reselling them at a higher price to other dealers, or to various retailers, but not directly to the general public.

See: merchant
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Accessories Distributor of the Year: AcuSport Corp.
S is neither requested nor required; and distributors will never encounter a true distributor's distributor in the lobby of their largest customer, or for that matter any of their customers.
Forrest Shaklee, the company's initial product line of natural nutritional supplements sold well, thanks to a network of eager distributors selling to their friends and neighbors.
Get distribution: Label owners sell their music to distributors and distributors then sell it to retail stores.
Distributors can compete for new customers by reducing their mark-ups.
Many foreign companies lack a deep understanding of the Japanese market, with the result that they become excessively dependent on their Japanese distributors.
Consolidation programs offered by distributors can bring competitive pricing even to small clients.
In Colombia, animal feed company Purina and Banco Sudameris will use the card with 250 distributors, a plan expected to generate $40 million in sales volume a year.
To overcome these constraints, many insurers are developing programs that offer new distributor roles, flexible compensation plans, enhanced recruiting and training processes and improved distributor support.
It already has a vast organization with some 30,000 distributors, and many of its founders and organizers have a history of questionable enterprises.
The taxpayer was also a gasoline wholesale distributor, purchasing tax-paid gasoline and delivering it - in the taxpayer's trucks - to the convenience stores.
To answer this question, we mounted a three-year study of 378 relationships between manufacturers of industrial products and the distributors who take these products to market.

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