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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The pathologies comprise addictions, deceptions, consumer terrorism, and treatment of the consumer as merchandise or a trade exchange product (Solomon 2010, p.
Consumer terrorism is another negative market phenomenon and refers to consumer misbehavior that is intended to damage a company's image on the market.
Today, special attention is focused on the Internet consumer terrorism due to the fact that, alongside the technological development, consumer attacks in the cyberspace are becoming increasingly common (Solomon 2010).
The research analysis allowed identification of another type of pathology on financial markets: consumer terrorism, i.
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.
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.