voluntary chain

noun
: a voluntary association of independent retailers in a given line of business (as groceries or drugs) for collective action in buying, advertising, and other phases of management

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voluntary chain or voluntary retailers noun
A group of independent retailers who combine to buy their stock so as to increase profits
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Main Entry:voluntary

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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