category killer


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category killer

n
(Commerce) a person, product, or business that dominates a particular market
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Translations
discompteur spécialisé
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That was 30 years ago and now, the company's president and chief executive Arne Sorenson says Courtyard is "extraordinarily powerful" and "in many respects, a category killer".
One is expected to open in August at 6805 Cantrell Road in Little Rock, and a number of reliable sources have said another should eventually open near the category killer Krispy Kreme at 1315 S.
Tom O'Brien, the company president and chief executive officer, said, 'TruckSmart 2.0 is a blockbuster; a category killer. Drivers have asked for the UltraONE loyalty club features we've added.
Classified category killer Craigslist generated an estimated $79 million in 2008 from an average of 18 cities where the site charges.
The history of the big box specialty chain--does anybody still use the label "category killer" anymore?--is a brief if colorful one.
Who else has built a dotcom category killer like Match.com, worked alongside founders to quadruple revenue at a start-up and spearheaded a massive subsidiary of one of the biggest web companies of our time?
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.
"In the last five years we have concentrated on the development of subscription websites that combine all of our content for specific subject areas (e.g., safety, human resources, environment) into 'category killer' websites.
We made changes in the areas of merchandise, convenience, customer service and pricing before the 'category killer' competitors came into the market."
* Category killer: This is a difficult path for insurers to follow, because it means puffing all the company's efforts into one area and hoping the company becomes the top player in that field.
MegaAgro, a joint venture with Argentine entrepreneur Enrique Pescarmona, could prove a category killer for web start-ups owing to the power of the backers.
These fundamentals can be applied to four main emerging e-tailing business models: channel supporter, category killer, auctioneer, and vertical portal (Exhibit 1).