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distributive tradesnoun [plural]

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COMMERCE businesses that ​buy and ​sell other ​companies' ​products for ​profit, such as wholesalers and retailers: The latest distributive ​tradessurvey showed that 47% of ​retailersreportedincreasedsales.
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