whole·​sal·​er ˈhōl-ˌsā-lər How to pronounce wholesaler (audio)
: 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
Recent Examples on the Web The report was based on information from three grocery retailers (Kroger, Walmart, and Amazon), three large food wholesalers (Associated Wholesale Grocers, C&S Wholesale Grocers, and McLane Company), and three big food producers (Kraft Heinz, Tyson Foods, and Procter & Gamble). John Cassidy, The New Yorker, 25 Mar. 2024 By March 2022, wholesaler and retailer markups were rising at an annual rate of almost 19 percent, according to the monthly Bureau of Labor Statistics’ report on the producer price index. David J. Lynch, Washington Post, 12 Mar. 2024 The wholesale side of Weyand’s, Blume said, serves many metro Detroit restaurants including Trenton’s Sibley Gardens, Detroit’s Selden Standard, the Bill Robert’s Restaurant group, and Rocky’s of Northville, and other wholesalers and distributors. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 4 Mar. 2024 During a recent conference call with analysts, Prologis’ chief executive, Hamid Moghadam, said it’s always been difficult for retailers and wholesalers to correctly forecast demand and manage inventories. Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, 21 Feb. 2024 Emergency services were called at 8:50 p.m. to the warehouse, which housed the vape wholesale business Select Distributors and a vape and nitrous oxide brand under a wholesaler called Goo. Patrick Smith, NBC News, 13 Mar. 2024 Of the six people charged this week, two ran the operation that imported, transported, and sold the intestines; two were wholesalers; and two others transported the goods. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 7 Mar. 2024 The first time law enforcement reported this was on May 26, 2020, when Bailey and the wholesaler drove to Philadelphia with the courier, who was in a separate car. Tony Roberts, Baltimore Sun, 13 Feb. 2024 But the trade grew in sophistication, culminating in the seizure of 500 counterfeit pens at two UK wholesalers. Ashleigh Furlong, Fortune Europe, 13 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wholesaler was circa 1800

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“Wholesaler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wholesaler. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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