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bulk buying

1. Commerce the purchase at one time, and often at a reduced price, of a large quantity of a particular commodity
2. the purchase of the whole or greater part of the output of a commodity of a country or state by a single buyer, usually another country or state; state trading
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It seems that many hospitals hand over small contracts to major medical supply companies, because smaller businesses can't beat the bulk-buying capabilities of the multimillion dollar firms.
Danone, the manufacturer of Aptamil and Cow and Gate baby milk powder, said most supermarkets were introducing a restriction of two cans per customer, to prevent individuals from bulk-buying baby milk for "unofficial exports".
The authority is working with Greater Manchester councils for a bulk-buying gas and electricity scheme, which could save residents up to PS250 a year.
Cardiff council said it is planning to help residents negotiate lower prices in a new "bulk-buying" initiative.
The bulk-buying scheme, to be run by Labour and the energy company iChoosr, uses the mass purchasing power of thousands of customers to get cheaper energy than families who buy on their own.
"It involved us lowering overheads and cutting prices, which we managed to do with the help of our bulk-buying power, letting us offer the best deals on the market."
Launchpad is spending pounds 30m on bulk-buying new homes in Newcastle, Gateshead and Sunderland.
But Phil Edwards, of the Funeral Standards Council, denied that his members were bulk-buying.
TESCO stores have banned savvy drivers from bulk-buying vegetable oil to use in their cars, it has been revealed.
FBI agents were alerted to Browne's activities when she started bulk-buying guns.
Consider bulk-buying. Balance the cost savings you may achieve with bulk buying with the cost of having capital tied up in large volumes of dormant stock and storage space.
They have also been told to beware of people bulk-buying mobile phones and toiletries, which can be used in bomb-making, and urged to increase CCTV surveillance in car parks.