If you're prepared to accept loss-leaders
, explain why.
In which case, the scanners should be considered as loss-leaders
In November, Martin Swaine, boss of off-licence-chain Rhythm & Booze, called on the government to ban loss-leaders
on alcohol because he believed it had contributed to the downfall of Threshers owner First Quench Retailing.
These calculations feed into the level of anti-dumping duties, applied to Thai exports to make trade fairer--preventing exporters from flooding a market with loss-leaders
or the fruits of domestic over-production.
He pointed out the Chatham-based gang used sales techniques like two-for-the-price-of-one loss-leaders
to keep junkies hooked - and loyal.
He says: "Our biggest competitors are supermarkets, who are not only use the price as loss-leaders
to bring people in but also encourage people to drink at home.
However, Maxwell insisted that the Scottish parliament had the power to ban loss-leaders
The resources, even of Dubai, are finite' and it is, in any case, in the nature of business that when loss-leaders
have achieved their purpose, they are dropped, or another one takes their place.
Our aim is not to offer loss-leaders
but sustainable prices.
They also challenge the motives of free ISPs linked to retailers such as Dixons Freeserve and TescoNet, claiming the services are used as loss-leaders
to direct users to their home-shopping sites.
One of the problems is that chains frequently advertise hot-selling products as loss-leaders
to pull people into stores.
Factors such as bulk ordering, gray-market supply, high shipping fees, clear-outs and loss-leaders
can all influence retail pricing.