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Helenej
Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 6:49:41 PM

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Is a company that buys sunflower seeds, roasts them and sells in small packets "producer" or "manufacturer"?

FounDit
Posted: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 9:21:27 PM

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Producer and manufacturer can be synonymous, but in this case, I would lean more toward producer. The reason is that, to my mind, a producer adds value to something already formed. They take a finished product and improve it for resale. In this case, the cleaning, roasting, salting, and packaging of seeds.

A manufacturer could be said to do the same thing, but instead of improving a finished product, a manufacturer uses resources, or raw materials, to create a product. An example here might be steel made into parts, or chemicals made into plastic pieces.


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Helenej
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 3:52:13 AM

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Thank you, FounDit!
TMe
Posted: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 10:42:47 AM

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I second FD.

I am a layman.
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