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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Likewise, years of pressure from wholesalers to reduce prices for generic drugs, which comprise most of Mylan's portfolio, have crimped its profits and driven its share price down 50% in the past year. Linda A. Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Pfizer to merge its off-patent drug business with EpiPen maker Mylan to create a generic giant," 29 July 2019 Currently, manufacturers can designate a single wholesaler to distribute their products. USA TODAY, "Moon rocks, Misty of Chincoteague, Haiku Stairs: News from around our 50 states," 28 June 2019 Last month, Trump announced that he’s ordered the Department of Health and Human Services to propose rules under which states, wholesalers and pharmacies could buy from Canada. Los Angeles Times, "Pssst ... Want to buy some insulin or other lifesaving medicine? Go to Canada," 14 Aug. 2019 President Donald Trump recently announced plans to create a federal system for patients, pharmacies and wholesalers to purchase Canadian drugs. Christopher Magan, Twin Cities, "Minnesota insurer Medica to cap customers’ insulin costs at $25 a month," 6 Aug. 2019 Kelly had such a difficult time getting Amazon to respond to his inquiries and deal with the counterfeiters that, ultimately, the most logical solution was to partner with Amazon as a wholesaler. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "How Amazon benefits from counterfeit books," 24 June 2019 The bill would also let towns that host retailers, growers, wholesalers and processors levy taxes as well, up to 3 percent in some cases. Mike Catalini, The Seattle Times, "New Jersey’s push to legalize recreational marijuana stalls," 25 Mar. 2019 Companies’ early efforts have focused on deregulated power markets such as in Texas, where customers can shop among numerous retail electricity companies, who in turn buy power from wholesalers. Bradley Olson, WSJ, "Google, Amazon Seek Foothold in Electricity as Home Automation Grows," 27 Jan. 2019 Ivanka partnered with a diamond wholesaler for the company and licensed her name. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "The Rise and Fall of Ivanka Trump’s Fashion Line," 24 July 2018

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First Known Use of wholesaler

circa 1800, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of wholesaler was circa 1800

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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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