consumer terrorism

consumer terrorism

n
(Biochemistry) the practice of introducing dangerous substances to foodstuffs or other consumer products, esp to extort money from the manufacturers
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Consumer terrorism is another negative market phenomenon and refers to consumer misbehavior that is intended to damage a company's image on the market.
The research analysis allowed identification of another type of pathology on financial markets: consumer terrorism, i.e.
This "consumer terrorism", was justified, Lewis reckons, because First Direct is part of highly profitable global bank HSBC.
This list encompasses some of the emphases mentioned above--such as the threat of weapons of mass destruction, bioterrorism, consumer terrorism, and the recognition of the seriousness of hoaxes in the wake of the anthrax letter scares following 11 September.
A REMODELING Leadership Conference speaker referenced Consumer Terrorism: How to Get Satisfaction When You're Being Ripped Off, by Frank Burkett, et al., and I had seen a copy on the kitchen counter of one of our "clients from hell." I haven't read it, but it would probably be worth picking up a copy.
In Berlin, the "don't manipulate us-to-buy-more-than-we-need" movement is called Consumer Terrorism which is not about consumers terrorizing business with threats of boycotts or violence - but about the perceived effect of well-branded stores massing together to sell people things they don't need - and about the practices of business and shopping venues and advertising that work together to make consumption life's most important activity.
Double S Group sales director, Roy Duncker, said: "Tampershrink is an extremely exciting development which will dramatically cut costs for producers who have had to use tamper-evident materials to allay public fears about consumer terrorism.
A long established family firm is countering consumer terrorism - and increasing output - with a new labelling system.
With the threat of "consumer terrorism" now being faced by all leading manufacturers, there has been an increased demand from retailers for more secure and sophisticated packaging systems and this has led to a number of important developments in tamper-evident closure systems by the company.