Wholesaling Cooperative

Wholesaling Cooperative

 

a kind of cooperative that unites small-scale commodity producers for the purpose of selling their production. In the early stages of the development of the cooperative movement, wholesaling cooperatives and credit unions were the most common kinds of cooperative. The majority of wholesaling cooperatives also supply their members with the goods needed for production. Under present conditions, this form of cooperation is most often encountered in agriculture.

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That action formed the basis of the Unipharm wholesaling cooperative, and in ensuing years a number of other retail pharmacy owners joined the group to form the People's chain.
Profile of Wholesaling Cooperatives and National Distributors
The 2007 Annual Report also features financial profiles of the typical hardware store, home center and lumberyard as well as a profile of the industry's wholesaling cooperatives, national distributors and wholesaler merchandising groups.