Rack jobbers (shelf wholesalers) are companies that equip and look after the sales room or shelf space in retail or cash-and-carry operations on their own account and under their own management. The range particularly includes household goods, small textiles, paper goods, toys, records, books or cosmetics, mostly in addition to the retailer's core range (e.g. groceries).
The rack jobber is responsible for purchasing, delivery, pricing, presentation of goods and filling the shelves. The trading company receives rent or a turnover-dependent remuneration for the collection and the provision of the areas and merchandise supports.