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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A giant ornate spiny lobster (panulirus ornatus) was caught off the coast of eastern Taitung County and released Wednesday by a local voluntary group that has released more than 300 lobsters over the past six years, according to environmental activist Chi Hsiang-yu.
His Royal Highness, who joined the volunteers for iftar, was briefed by Arabcom voluntary group founder Layth Majali on its activities, which are aimed at sustainable development and instilling a culture of social solidarity and cooperation.
The voluntary group empowers women and children to transform their mindset so that they can deal with negativity and challenges with greater confidence.
A person's voluntary group participation--comprising interactions and activities that take place within the boundaries of a specific group--may facilitate his/her involvement in a community through attending, connecting with, orienting, and manipulating formal and informal activities beyond the boundaries of the specific group (e.g., Babchuk & Edwards, 1965; Putnam, 2000; Rothenbuhler, 1991; Stamm, Emig, & Hesse, 1997; Stolle, 2000).
It was also honored with the Diamond Award, presented by Burgan Bank as the best voluntary group that serves people with special needs in 2011.
A VOLUNTARY group from Cardiff dedicated to caring for the city's watercourses has been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The conference is being hosted by the charity's Wrexham Voluntary Group, which meets monthly to provide support and information to people with diabetes and their families.
But the head of the UK's biggest voluntary group said some were going bust.
Allstate Workplace Division in September introduced two voluntary group critical-illness policies that offer guaranteed issue based on group size, participation and benefit amount selected.
Personal, private, individual, or even respectfully discrete and voluntary group (e.g., lunch-table) prayers among public schoolchildren have never been ruled impermissible.
Unlike a government agency, a voluntary group like the RNLI cannot force people to pay for its services.
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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