Meaning of “independent distributor” in the English Dictionary

"independent distributor" in Business English

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independent distributornoun [ C ]


an organization that sells and delivers another company's goods to stores and other companies:

the leading independent distributor of silent films in the US

a person who sells a company's products directly to customers, receiving a payment from the company for the amount of goods sold:

Our cosmetics are sold by a network of 2 million independent distributors.

(Definition of “independent distributor” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)