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A merchant, middle person, or wholesaler who purchases goods from a manufacturer in lots or bulk and resells the goods to a consumer, or to a retailer, who then sells them to a consumer. One who buys and sells on the stock exchange or who deals in stocks, shares, and Securities.

In the law of Trademarks and trade names, the term jobber refers to an intermediary who receives goods from manufacturers and sells them to retailers or consumers. In this context a jobber may acquire a trademark and affix it to the goods, even though the jobber did not manufacture the products.

In the law governing monopolies, jobbers are referred to as wholesalers. This body of law involves price-fixing scenarios, in which, for example, a manufacturer enters into contracts with numerous wholesalers, wherein the latter agree to resell the manufacturer's product at prices set by the manufacturer. antitrust laws also concern scenarios where, for example, a patent owner who deals through wholesalers restricts the resale of the patented article to a specified territory, thereby limiting rightful competition between wholesalers.


n. a merchant who buys products (usually in bulk or lots) and then sells them to various retailers. This middleman generally specializes in specific types of products, such as auto parts, electrical and plumbing materials, or petroleum. A jobber differs from a broker or agent who buys and acts for himself/herself.

See: dealer

JOBBER, commerce. One who buys end sells articles for others. Stock jobbers are those who buy, and sell stocks for others; this term is also applied to those who speculate in stocks on their own account.

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Lessee-dealers who pay the higher DTW price have long argued that they are at a competitive disadvantage because of their inability to purchase gasoline from jobbers who purchase it from the refiners at the lower rack price.
NEW YORK-The jobber season is upon us as fabric wholesalers converge on the New York converters to ferret out the season's hottest new fabrics.
New York-The New York jobber market will begin later this month and continue into early October.
Chenille and casual woven fabrics continue to be in demand, but jobbers are also choosing more formal looks this season.
Garguilo said jobbers have been interested in the bright, young colors in the plaids, stripes and solids from the company's Hunt Club and Casino collections.
There's a great deal of interest in plaids," said Covington's Milender, "and all the jobbers we deal with across the U.
You have to offer jobbers something unique or something that incorporates a lot of value features at a little lower price point.
Golding Fabrics, for example, does about 10 percent of its business with jobbers and is currently developing what its president, David Pearce, calls.
NEW YORK--Variety and versatility in pattern and construction are key to presenting saleable fabrics at this Spring's jobber market.