whole·​sal·​er | \ ˈhōl-ˌsā-lər How to pronounce wholesaler (audio) \

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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For nearly 20 years, the Ivorian government, cocoa wholesalers and the world’s largest chocolate companies -- including Mars, Nestlé and Hershey -- have acknowledged the role of child labor in the cocoa supply chain, and pledged to eradicate it. Peter Whoriskey, Washington Post, "Ivory Coast first lady says ban on cocoa imports due to child labor would be unfair," 7 Aug. 2019 In essence, Direct Shop should function like an invisible pipeline used to get product from the major label distributors and their labels to record shops and wholesalers around the country. Ed Christman, Billboard, "'An Endless Fiasco': Indie Retailers Describe Worsening Breakdown in Getting CDs, Vinyl Delivered to Record Stores," 16 July 2019 His father worked in a series of jobs — as a photographer, Oriental rug dealer and paper wholesaler. Katie Hafner, New York Times, "George Deukmejian, 2-Term California Governor in the ’80s, Dies at 89," 8 May 2018 The limited salmon catch of recent years meant that little local fish was sold outside the Bay Area, said Tom Worthington of Monterey Fish, a wholesaler in San Francisco with the Berkeley retail shop. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "California fishermen report the biggest salmon season in a decade," 21 June 2019 These accounts on Amazon’s Vendor Central system are designed to enable wholesalers to edit product listings to ensure they are marketed accurately. Laura Stevens, WSJ, "Amazon, Amid Crackdown on Seller Scams, Fires Employees Over Data Leak," 10 Dec. 2018 The law requires top brands of wine and spirits to be sold to all Oklahoma alcohol wholesalers. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019 Copperfish Kitchen will be operated by George Anagnostou, a veteran Maryland restaurateur and seafood wholesaler. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "Luxury steakhouse Meat Market coming to Boca in 2020; new seafood restaurant opening in Uncle Tai’s site," 28 June 2019 First, Maltese wholesalers placed large orders for finches with the boss of the Italian poaching group. Jacopo Benini, National Geographic, "Italy and Malta are hotbeds of songbird poaching. Meet the people fighting to stop it.," 10 May 2019

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of wholesaler

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

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