distributor


distributor
distributor dis‧trib‧u‧tor [dɪˈstrɪbjtə ǁ -ər] noun [countable] COMMERCE TRANSPORT
a person or business responsible for making goods available to customers after they have been produced, either one that sells directly to the public or one that sells to shops etc:

• We make sure that the distributors are always stocked adequately with the fast-moving standard items.

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distributor UK US /dɪˈstrɪbjətər/ noun [C]
COMMERCE, TRANSPORT a person or company that buys products from a manufacturer and sells them for a profit to other businesses, stores, or customers, often by transporting the goods to different places: distributor of sth »

For the past twenty years they have been the country's leading distributor of household appliances.

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local/international/national distributor

exclusive/sole distributor »

We have appointed the company as sole distributor of our goods in Japan.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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