The term bulk comes from catalan granell. A Catalan word that, in turn, derives from Latin. Specifically, it comes from “granarium” and it is the result of the sum of several lexical components of that language such as the noun “granum”, which can be translated as “grain”, and the suffix “-arium”.
The concept is used in the adjective phrase in bulk, which has several uses.
When something it is marketed without number or order there is talk of a Bulk sale. The products that are not packaged or packaged they are also sold in bulk. Besides, in bulk refers to what is found or offered in large quantities.
For instance: “The sale of wine in bulk grew 18% in the last year”, “The export of olive oil in bulk brings millions of dollars to the country”, “I’m going to buy sugar in bulk to make the sweets”.
It is true that for some time now, buying certain products in bulk in numerous stores has been imposed. This is a way to go back to the traditional and also to enjoy certain advantages, among which are the following:
-People can actually buy the amount they need of a product. In this way, they avoid having to do with larger containers that, in the end, end up being thrown away in a large proportion because the food has gone bad after not being consumed.
-In the same way, buying in bulk is considered a way of eating healthier since, as a general rule, the products that are sold like this are more natural and do not have additives of any kind.
-Another great advantage of buying in bulk is that the amount of plastic and packaging used is considerably reduced. Of course, because these foods are not packaged, they put a grain of sand in favor of the environment.
-Also, it should be noted that the buyer can see directly and better what he buys while the seller saves costs in terms of packaging.
The bulk cargo It is one that is transported in massive quantities and without packing or packing. It can be about liquid bulk cargo or solid bulk cargo, which are generally stored in silos and transported on merchant ships or trucks tank.
Vegetable oil, liquefied natural gas, and petroleum are some of the most common liquid bulks. As for solid bulks, the cereals, cement and wood, among many others.
The idea of in bulk can also be used to name something that is produced or performed in high amounts: “I got tired of crying in bulk because of my boyfriend’s attitudes and I decided to separate”, “Every time his team loses a game, this coach usually makes bulk changes to the starting lineup.”, “The German film that will be released tomorrow in theaters of our country has won international awards in bulk”.