bulk buying


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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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The Food Warehouse, located in the former Poundstretcher unit, combines the convenience of bulk buying with great value fresh, frozen and ambient food deals across more than 3,000 product lines, as well as including exclusive "when it's gone, it's gone" deals on a selection of homeware items.
Bulk buying isn't sustainable or sensible if it just leads to more food waste.
Bulk buying struck a chord with Peter Garside of Slaithwaite, who says: "In the early 1970s, I had friends who had a garage at Thornton Lodge, E&J Auto Services.
Despite money saving being a main motivation for bulk buying, nearly one in five people admit that some of the items end up going unused and possibly binned, the study from website TopCashback.co.uk found.
Since then, many communities have used bulk buying of electricity to save money.
A similar bulk buying initiative is being launched in Manchester, with the company that offers the cheapest price winning the contract.
The ministry said it was up to individual retailers to put controls in place to tackle the issue of bulk buying, whereby smaller groceries buy certain commodities en masse and then selling it at inflated prices.
But a spokesman for Tesco, last night rubbished the claims and said: "A bulk buying policy is in place in situations where we would restrict certain items to individuals to ensure all customers can avail of offers."
That is due to bulk buying of goods driving down prices and fierce competition with rival supermarkets.