category killer


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category killer

n
(Commerce) a person, product, or business that dominates a particular market
Translations
discompteur spécialisé
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While the focus on high-quality textiles remains the same, this time around Strouds will not be a category killer, the retailer's former calling card, Stroud said.
Toys 'R' Us is generally credited with having invented the category killer format when Charlie Lazarus took a bankrupt kids' goods retailer and converted it into a warehouse format specializing in one product classification.
To many, maybe even most, Americans, Jane Fonda is the Wal-Mart of activist celebrities--a category killer when it comes to personifying the loathsome limousine liberal, that subspecies of Hollywood Democrat which, in some tellings, is more responsible for the great Republican political ascendancy than the end of the Cold War, Bill Clinton's zipper problems, or George W.
Whether or not that retailing category already plays host to a category killer or two does not matter at all.
It's because they are a category killer,'' said James Janesky, an analyst with Banc of America Securities in San Francisco.
Heard the rumbling about another home improvements category killer setting up shop in the vacant Home Quarters stores in Little Rock and North Little Rock?
Until now, one big ticket retailing segment has remained category killer free - the retail used-car market.
What is more, he says, these mega-retailers--along with the ultimate category killer, Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
The store is regarded as a category killer for "cheap and chic retail" and has built a reputation in Europe for offering trendy, runway and street-inspired clothing at affordable prices.
One analyst suggests the category killer is doing to Sam's what that chain did to the mom-and-pop stores.
This display is a category killer - and the best part is people can own it today," said Rahul Sood, chief technologist, Global Gaming Business Unit, HP.
After a brief financial detour in Chapter 11, it re-emerged as Toys "R" Us, the nation's first superstore category killer, labels that had to be invented to describe this new format.