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Wholesale

1. Relating to the sale of goods to a retailer. That is, a wholesaler receives large quantities of goods from a manufacturer and distributes them to stores, where they are sold to consumers. A wholesaler generally is able to extract a better price from the manufacturer because it buys so many good relative to an individual retailer. In theory, this enables the retailer to sell the good at a better price for the consumer. See also: Economies of scale.

2. Relating to the sale of securities to institutional investors rather than individuals.

wholesale

The sale of securities among broker-dealers and to large institutional investors. Securities sold at wholesale go for slightly lower prices than those paid by individual investors. Compare retail.
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Global wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover were 42,260 vehicles (Includes CJLR wholesales of 4,866 vehicles).
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Global wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover were 52,313 vehicles (Includes CJLR wholesales of 2,858 units).
Global wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover for the month were 42,962 vehicles, a growth of 7%, over December 2013.
Global wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover in the month of October 2012 were 27,897 vehicles, higher by 7% over October 2011.
Global wholesales of all passenger vehicles were at 47,141 units in August 2012, higher by 23 percent.
Global wholesales of Jaguar Land Rover in August 2012 were at 24,060 vehicles, higher by 13 percent over August 2011.
Global wholesales of all Tata Motors' commercial vehicles and Tata Daewoo range - were 31,384 nos.
Global wholesales of Tata Motors' passenger vehicles in June 2014 were 44,239 nos.
The Tata Motors Group global wholesales in October 2013, including Jaguar Land Rover, were 88,881 nos.
The Tata Motors Group global wholesales in August 2013, including Jaguar Land Rover, were 81,457 nos.
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