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wholesale

1. the business of selling goods to retailers in larger quantities than they are sold to final consumers but in smaller quantities than they are purchased from manufacturers
2. at wholesale
a. in large quantities
b. at wholesale prices
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For example, while what is considered small may vary from state to state, a requirement that the brewer in question be small is important to insure that the exception is being applied only to craft brewers who are on semi-equal footing with their wholesalers and not large brewers or suppliers that have the power, money and resources to dominate the relationship.
If you're a small brewer, you're at the hands of wholesalers to get to market," he said.
Suppliers countered the claims by calling on wholesalers to tell them how they were communicating information about ranges, promotions and consumer pick up to independent retailers.
Wholesalers tend to specialise in specific types of goods.
Yet after carefully outlining the restrictions, Kew met with frustrating results when the wholesaler to whom they leased quickly diced up the space and began peddling its wares directly out of the building, the very things Kew had hoped to avoid.
Until the early 1990s when the beer market expanded, a hike in the market share led to increased profit, and the brewers asked wholesalers to expand sales with a rebate.
In 2007 Illinois alcohol wholesalers were able to push through legislation that stripped Illinois consumers of their long-held right to purchase wine from out-of-state retailers and have it shipped to them, a policy that will severely limit the kind of competition wholesalers face while giving consumers less access to wine and leading to higher prices.
48 Petroleum and petroleum products wholesalers 33,340
Another also singled out Gallaher for praise when it came to discussing problems facing wholesalers and independent retailers.
Aeon has said that wholesalers could continue to place orders with brewers, but it wants brewers to directly ship products from the breweries to its 17 distribution centers nationwide.
As market attention has turned toward variable life products, however, more companies are relying on company-owned wholesalers to access this market to grow their business.