voluntary group

voluntary group

a business which operates as a WHOLESALER to a group of small RETAILERS who undertake to place a certain volume of orders with the voluntary group, in return for price concessions on the purchases they make and various backup services (promotions etc.). Voluntary groups such as SPAR in groceries and Unichem in chemists' goods are able to use their BULK-BUYING power to obtain price discounts from manufacturers, some of which are passed on to their members. See DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.

voluntary group

a business that operates as a WHOLESALER to a ‘group’ of small RETAILERS who undertake to place a certain amount of orders with the voluntary group in return for price concessions on the purchases they make and various back-up services (promotions, etc.). Voluntary groups, such as Spar in groceries and Unichem in chemist's goods, are able to use their BULK-BUYING power to obtain price discounts from manufacturers, part of which are passed on to their members. See DISTRIBUTION CHANNEL.
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The Minister said: I am aware that the Rural Micro Capital Grant Scheme has to date provided over 360 rural community and voluntary group with small grants to allow them to take practical steps to modernise or update their premises and to buy pieces of equipment that enables them to provide and deliver enhanced services for their local communities.
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