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bulk buying

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bulk-buying

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1. (Commerce) the purchase at one time, and often at a reduced price, of a large quantity of a particular commodity
2. (Economics) the purchase of the whole or greater part of the output of a commodity of a country or state by a single buyer, usually another country or state; state trading
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7 billion ($85 million) agreed by Gavi Alliance (formerly the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation) last week will go towards bulk-buying of new typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs), the alliance said yesterday.
BY PAUL BYRNE SUPERMARKET staff have been asked to help foil terror attacks by reporting suspicious people bulk-buying fireworks.
Messe Frankfurt is changing the date of its Tendence fair to take place earlier in the summer, adding segments and expanding others, and reaching out to the bulk-buying trade.
Saad said Oxford would not move forward with any aggregation or bulk-buying plan without town meeting approval.
Danone, the manufacturer of Aptamil and Cow and Gate baby milk powder, said most supermarkets were introducing a restriction of two cans per customer, to prevent individuals from bulk-buying baby milk for "unofficial exports".
Danone, who make the products, said it was to stop Brits bulk-buying baby milk for "unofficial exports".
The authority is working with Greater Manchester councils for a bulk-buying gas and electricity scheme, which could save residents up to PS250 a year.
NHS chief executive Sir David Nicholson has been savaged by MPs for failing to save millions of pounds by bulk-buying expensive hospital scanners.
Volvo Car Corporation (Volvo), a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F), is collaborating with Costco, a bulk-buying superstore chain.