Distributor Profitability – How much margin to give to a distributor?

Assume you're a brand or a manufacturer trying to select a distributor for your business and the terms you'll be providing are a gross-margin of 5%, zero credit period (the credit period for the distributor is zero days from the manufacturer) and the average costs for the distributor is 2%. The distributor has to extend …

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FMCG Distribution Network

The typical chain for a grocer store FMCG product will be: Manufacturing plant -> Company Ware House -> Regional Ware House -> Regional Stockist or Depot -> Super Stockist or Depot -> Stockist/Depot -> Distributor -> Retailer Main Godown -> C&F Agents/Super Stockists -> Distributors as per the territories -> Wholesalers/Retailers So, the retailers either …

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