symbol retailer

symbol retailer

n
(Commerce) any member of a voluntary group of independent retailers, often using a common name or symbol, formed to obtain better prices from wholesalers or manufacturers in competition with supermarket chains. Also called: voluntary retailer
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Londis are the UK's second largest 'symbol retailer' a group of independent stores sharing purchasing, distribution and marketing after Spar.
Londis is the UK's second largest 'symbol retailer' - a group of independent stores sharing purchasing, distribution and marketing - after Spar.
The Centrum department stores have been effectively sold off to the major players from the West, and the smaller stores in the HO group have been split up among the symbol retailers and other small store operators.