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‘pull’ strategy

a manufacturing and marketing approach which emphasizes ‘pulling’ products through the DISTRIBUTION CHANNELS by spending on ADVERTISING and consumer promotions (free samples etc.) to increase the final demand for the products, so that consumers' demand encourages wholesalers and retailers to stock it.

In practice, SALES PROMOTIONS campaigns usually use trade promotions as well to encourage wholesalers and retailers to ‘push’ the product. See ‘PUSH’ STRATEGY.

Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson
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