Role of Wholesales Markets in West Europe
Market managers need to recognize and understand the particular role their market is expected to play in the economy at any point in time. They must be aware of the changes taking place in the society (e.g. privatization of government enterprises) being served by the particular market and the likely impact of these changes on retail distribution and sales, and subsequently on wholesalers. As already indicated, this could require major changes such as a shift in location to more appropriate facilities, changes to the produce range traded, different approaches to wholesaling, product handling, transport, storage, packaging, and all aspects of sales and distribution. It may require changes to quality standards and their administration, to the way market quantities and prices are recorded and used, and to the support services required in the market. (fragment of text)
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