whole·sal·er | \ˈhōl-ˌsā-lər \

Definition of wholesaler 

: a merchant middleman who sells chiefly to retailers, other merchants, or industrial, institutional, and commercial users mainly for resale or business use

Examples of wholesaler in a Sentence

a leading wholesaler in the book business

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Executives from drug wholesalers AmerisourceBergen and H.D. Smith also were questioned. NBC News, "West Virginia lawmaker rips Big Pharma execs on opioids: 'I just want you to feel shame'," 8 May 2018 Some of their ingredients come from a wholesaler in Oregon, while the rest are purchased on Amazon. Sarah Hauer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A lot more than peanuts is going into this protein-packed peanut butter," 3 May 2018 And its fish market, where 70 percent of the tuna is imported, has become one of the biggest wholesalers in the area. Robin Mcdowell, Washington Post, "AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn’t always local," 14 June 2018 And its fish market, where 70 percent of the tuna is imported, has become one of the biggest wholesalers in the area. chicagotribune.com, "'Sustainably caught' seafood? Nationwide distributor's murky supply chain exposed," 14 June 2018 In contrast, Canada Goose sold virtually all of its merchandise via wholesalers like high-end department stores Barneys New York and Saks Fifth Avenue. Phil Wahba, Fortune, "Retail Reckoning: How Private Equity Is Boosting Some Brands and Crushing Others," 24 Apr. 2018 In 1990, there were 146 establishments in Cook County considered meat or meat product wholesalers. Ryan Ori, chicagotribune.com, "In exodus from Fulton Market, surviving meatpackers scatter and adapt," 13 July 2018 Boston is where a lot of that fish gets sold, which creates a bubble of seafood wholesalers. Evan Horowitz, BostonGlobe.com, "Why regional economies still matter," 16 June 2018 Wholesaling is half of business, and Project 6 recently launched a new e-commerce website specifically for wholesalers to shop its collections. Nancy Dahlberg, miamiherald, "Looking for modest fashion with style? This startup has you covered | Miami Herald," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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: a person or company that sells things to businesses and not to individuals

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