Maine's wholesale sector during the last five years has lost around 3,000 jobs,
Maine's wholesale sector during the last five years has lost around 3,000 jobs, more than 11 percent of the work force, with most of those losses due to a decrease in consumer spending during the recession. Structural change in the retail sector, including an influx of warehouse-style stores that don't use independent wholesalers and the proliferation of retail buying groups that purchase goods directly from manufacturers, have contributed to the job losses, and the overall retail employment picture reflects the change in relationships between retailers and their suppliers and between retailers and their customers. Details.
"Maine's wholesale sector during the last five years has lost around 3,000 jobs," (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 14611.
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