cannibalization


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can·ni·bal·ize

 (kăn′ə-bə-līz′)
v. can·ni·bal·ized, can·ni·bal·iz·ing, can·ni·bal·iz·es
v.tr.
1. To remove serviceable parts from (damaged airplanes, for example) for use in the repair of other equipment of the same kind.
2. To deprive of vital elements or resources, such as personnel, equipment, or funding, for use elsewhere.
3. To draw on as a major source: "cannibalizes the lives of his wife and friends for his second-rate novels" (Washington Post).
4. To practice cannibalism on.
v.intr.
To practice cannibalism.

can′ni·bal·i·za′tion (-bə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
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Translations

cannibalization

[ˌkænɪbəlaɪˈzeɪʃən] N [of machine, product] → canibalización f
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cannibalization

n (Econ) → Kannibalisierung f
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Such loyalty is an important consideration that should impact mix decisions, but cannibalization also must be considered in the context of each retailer's specific item mix.
"There's a fine line between appropriate levels of penetration and encroachment and cannibalization," admits Shay.
Often, when you extend a line, you get some cannibalization. But that's not always the case.
The analyst notes that comps over the past 6 weeks of the quarter turned negative despite Dave & Buster's launch of a new VR game, adding that while he continues to expect competition and cannibalization to pressure the company's margins by about 400bps, he no longer sees the company's efforts to offset those headwinds as sufficient.
Internationally, he added, Australia and Japan were the weakest markets, due largely to cannibalization. Taiwan, Korea, Canada and Mexico, however, all managed to turn in strong comparable-store increases.
During the conference session, Cook provided some insight into Apple and its various businesses 6 namely, designing and manufacturing new products and devices, as well as handling issues like company acquisitions, growth, sustainability, cannibalization, and expansion into new markets.
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Since DVD rentals in vidstores deliver, on average, less than half the revenues of DVD sales, the studios would be less worried about cannibalization, particularly if they could negotiate a better share of each $3.99 than they pocket from vidstore rentals.
For historians of modernism such as Thomas Crow, the issue had to do with the cannibalization of elite culture by what used to be called the culture industry, as he wrote in "Modernism and Mass Culture": "Functionally then, the avantgarde serves as a kind of research and development arm of the culture industry: it searches out areas of social practice not yet completely available to efficient manipulation and makes them discrete and visible."
"Excluding stores in this market affected by sales cannibalization, December comparable-warehouse sales fell 1 percent for the four-week December period," Youngberg said.
Since Anheuser-Busch is producer of top light beer Bud Light, cannibalization is obviously an issue.