Over the years, some supermarket retailers have tested the waters in peripheral categories like cosmetics, toys and housewares--not true leased departments, but giving limited space to rack jobbers
Back in the '70s and early '80s a lot of the merchandise at the other retail chains was handled by rack jobbers
Consolidation at all levels, from sales and marketing agents and rack jobbers
to wholesalers and retailers, has left a streamlined pipeline in its wake.
The chain, which maintains extensive dealings with rack jobbers
and direct-to-store merchandisers, traditionally used its warehouses primarily for promotional goods.
Today, rack jobbers
like Wal-Mart and Kmart refuse to sell albums with warning stickers or other music thought dubious.
More than a dozen distributors--mostly rack jobbers
and CD-ROM publishers--have created collections of low-cost utilities, games, and other shareware titles.
The entertainment supply chain is the single topic of most pressing relevance to the studios, their manufacturing partners, rack jobbers
and the retail community," says Conference Chairman Devendra Mishra.
The chain, which still deals extensively with rack jobbers
and direct-to-store merchandisers, has historically used its warehouses primarily for promotional goods.
At Schmitt-sponsored stores, these tapes are usually supplied by the shared-revenue rack jobbers
that set up and manage video rental departments.
UAV is one of the largest rack jobbers
in the United States, specializing in the grocery, pharmacy, discount mass merchant, discount outlets and nontraditional classes of trade serving over 50,000 retail outlets a year.
While most drug chains use rack jobbers
, Happy Harry's jewelry and gift buyer Pat Smith puts in the extra work needed to buy directly from manufacturers.
Music products are distributed through K-tel's own proprietary distribution system, enabling K-tel to maintain control over the marketing and promotion of its music products, selling and fulfilling its orders to retail and rack jobbers
on a direct basis.