- The selling of goods in large quantities to be retailed by others.More example sentences
- The Nictus group includes property, carpet wholesale, carpet retail, motor industry and short term insurance companies.
- Even on a quarterly basis, Scottish retail and wholesale was growing at double the rate of the UK.
- To centralize control and management of all Army inventories, AMC has been combining wholesale and retail inventories through the single stock fund program.
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- 1Being sold in large quantities to be retailed by others: bottles from this region sell wholesale at about $72 a caseMore example sentences
- Selling to retail stores or selling wholesale is another option, if you're willing to take less money, but usually for larger quantities.
- Many of you have complained about buying supplies retail, and selling crops and livestock wholesale.
- As well as selling from their own shop, the Ramsays run a mail order business, sell wholesale all over the country and to department stores such as Jenners and Harrods.
- 1.1On a large scale: the safety clauses seem to have been taken wholesale from union documentsMore example sentences
- But while the government is pulling out all the stops to promote parental involvement in their children's education, it clearly does not intend to hand over responsibility wholesale.
- Judging by the absence of any critical questioning in the published piece, the Guardian's reporters - one of them the paper's political editor - swallowed this guff wholesale.
- What I mean by this is that although Fourier was aware of what was happening in England as a result of the Industrial Revolution, he rejected industrialism wholesale.
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- Done on a large scale; extensive: the wholesale destruction of the natural orderMore example sentences
- At worst, the outcome could be wholesale slaughter on a scale that makes the current level of daily mayhem look like the peaceable kingdom.
- At the time, however, Old Beijing City was seen as a symbol of feudalism and eventually the Liang & Chen Plan was shelved, resulting in the wholesale destruction of hutongs.
- Endless images of wholesale destruction and the war machines that brought it about blurred the boundary between reality and fiction, the normal and the horrific.
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- Sell (goods) in large quantities at low prices to be retailed by others.More example sentences
- At the time we weren't selling textbooks, just wholesaling them out to textbook dealers.
- At one point, here in the U.S., I sold Mercedes franchises and then wholesaled Mercedes cars to those dealers.
- Before the clothes get to the customers, they are first wholesaled directly from the brand headquarters to various outlets.
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- The Committee was made up of government, farmer, wholesaler and retailer representatives.
- There was a small Indian fruit market, comprising 12 shops, reserved for wholesalers and retailers.
- According to local market analysts, there are simply too many wholesalers and retailers for the capacity of the local market.
late Middle English: originally as by whole sale 'in large quantities'.