Retail and wholesale buyers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Retail and wholesale buyers may specialize in a particular merchandise line.
B. Purchase merchandise for resale by retail or wholesale establishments
C. Review requirements of establishment and determine quantity and type of merchandise to purchase
D. Study market reports, trade periodicals and sales promotion materials and visit trade shows, showrooms, factories and product design events
E. Select the merchandise which best fits the establishment's requirements
F. Interview suppliers and negotiate prices, discounts, credit terms and transportation arrangements
G. Oversee distribution of merchandise to outlets and maintain adequate stock levels