Wholesaling or distributing is the sale of goods or merchandise to retailers. In general, it is the sale of goods to anyone other than a standard consumer. Wholesaling is the selling of merchandise to anyone either a person or an organization other than the end consumer of that merchandise. According to the United Nations Statistics Division, wholesale is the resale of new and used goods to retailers, to industrial, institutional or professional users, or to other wholesalers, or involves acting as an agent or broker in buying merchandise for, or selling merchandise to, such persons or companies. Wholesalers physically assemble and grade goods in large lots, break bulk and redistribute in smaller lots. While wholesalers of most products operate from independent premises, wholesale marketing for foodstuffs can take place at specific wholesale markets where all traders are congregated. Traditionally, wholesalers were closer to the markets they supplied than the source from which they got the products.

However, with the advent of the internet and e-procurement there are an increasing number of wholesalers located nearer to the manufacturers in China and Southeast Asia. In the banking industry "wholesale" refers to wholesale banking, providing tailored services to large customers, in contrast with retail banking, providing standardized services to large numbers of smaller customers. In the United States, wholesalers are not required to charge their buyers sales tax, if the buyer has a resale license in the state the wholesaler is located. Out of state buyers are not charged sale tax by wholesalers; the alternative to selling wholesale to distributors or retailers is to sell retail either through company-owned stores or online. Advantages include receiving a larger slice of the price paid by the consumer. Top U. S wholesalers according to csnews report in 2012. Cash and carry Distribution Jobbing house Supply chain Supply network Business-to-business

Clifton station (NJ Transit)

Clifton is a New Jersey Transit train station located in Clifton, New Jersey that provides service via the Main Line. Travel time is about 30 minutes between Clifton and the Main Line southern terminus at Hoboken Terminal, where connections to PATH and NY Waterway take riders to New York City. Service is available to Pennsylvania Station in Midtown Manhattan via connections at Secaucus Junction. Northbound service is available to Suffern station in New York, where riders can connect to the Port Jervis Line; the station is located on the border between the Athenia and Dutch Hill sections of Clifton, with the Hoboken-bound platform in the Athenia section and the Suffern-bound platform located in the Dutch Hill section. The station provides two free parking lots with enough space for 236 cars, bicycle parking is available near the Hoboken-bound platform. Clifton's station house building is open for commuters from the morning rush hour until the evening rush hour for passengers to wait for their trains.

Passengers are provided with benches on either side of the track and two shelters, one on each platform, are available. The Suffern-bound platform received a new shelter replacing an older, dilapidated shelter; the station has each with a low-level side platform. Media related to Clifton at Wikimedia Commons Clifton Boulevard entrance from Google Maps Street View

Jörg Hoffmann (luger)

Jörg Hoffmann is an East German luger who competed from the mid-1980s to 1990. Together with Jochen Pietzsch he won two medals in the men's doubles event with a gold in 1988 and a bronze in 1984. Hoffmann found great success at the FIL World Luge Championships with a total of seven medals, including four gold, one silver, two bronzes, he won three medals at the FIL European Luge Championships with two golds and one silver. Hoffmann won the overall Luge World Cup title in men's doubles in 1983-4. information on Hoffman Fuzilogik Sports – Winter Olympic results – Men's luge results on Olympics champions in luge and skeleton. Hickok sports information on World champions in skeleton. List of men's doubles luge World Cup champions since 1978. Media related to Jörg Hoffmann at Wikimedia Commons