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distributor

a business such as a RETAILER or WHOLESALER which acts as an intermediary in a DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL. Distributors take title to goods (that is, purchase goods) which they then on-sell to customers. See also DISTRIBUTOR BRANDS.
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ROC) recently presented its 2014 Distributor of the Year awards to:
In the electronics industry, the term Master Distribution has come to define an organization that is a distributor whose activities are in support of distributors, rather than OEMs or end users; they are the exclusive domain of the served distributors.
But while the marriage of multi-level marketing and environmentalism seems like an obvious fit--because distributors want to believe in the products they are selling to friends and family--consumers should beware that just because a company looks green does not mean it acts responsibly.
Some experts say major distributors won't be interested in your label until you've sold 20,000 to 50,000 records, so consider no place off limits.
It is likely that the distributors will hear protests from shocked consumers.
Japan, like many other countries, has adopted a generally protective stance toward distributors.
Distributors may deliver orders in less-than-bulk quantities for loyal customers.
The Dominican Republic was growing so fast by the end of the 1990s that the credit and collections departments of the country's largest distributors began to resemble small banks, recalls Dennis Simo, vice president of corporate and personal banking for Bancredito.
In the past, distributors played multiple roles--lead generator, servicer, product specialist, relationship manager--with mixed success.
I've got a million dollars of my own money in this business and our distributors are behind us 100 percent,'' said Setlin, 64.
Many wholesale distributors should have the capacity to make pump or volume sales directly to such users.
Many an executive sees distributors merely in these terms.

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