is a manufacturer and distributor the same thing?

I know this is a stupid question but i just realized i don't know if its the same thing because i need to do my chemistry project about household products and i need to know the manufacturer of dawn soap and it says distributed by Procter & Gamble. Is that the manufacturer too then?

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  • 10 years ago
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    No, not the same.

    Manufacturer makes the stuff.

    Distributor distributes (sends out) the stuff to different wholesalers and retailers.

    In your particular case... They are really the same. The reason is Proctor and Gamble is a huge conglomerate of businesses, but Dawn is made by a company under the P&G flag. So P&G in this case is both manufacturer and distributor.


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