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competitor

a business rival of a firm supplying a particular GOOD or SERVICE which offers buyers an identical or similar product. Where customers regard a rival's products as being close substitutes then the rival's marketing strategies are likely to have a significant effect on the firm's own market position. See COMPETITION, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, COMPETITIVE STRATEGY, PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION.

competitor

a business rival of a firm supplying a good or service that offers buyers an identical or similar product. See COMPETITION, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, COMPETITIVE STRATEGY, PRODUCT DIFFERENTIATION.
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Fourth, research on the new competitor is even more effective--and easier to draw conclusions from--if you carry out identical consumer research within the relevant geographies around your own store or stores.
Since retailers tend to engage in wishful thinking about how they stack up against their competitors, it is crucial to carry out geographically-targeted consumer research around the imminent competitor's latest and best stores.
In addition, major competitors are seldom included in the SWOT analysis, so interactions among competitors are frequently ignored.
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The new evidence supports the conclusion that competitor-oriented objectives are harmful, especially when managers receive information about competitors' market shares.
But their lean cost structure and low profit margins make them fair game to unionized competitors who hope to cripple them through political action and who now have abundant political support in high circles.
A strong board reinforces management, particularly now that many domestic competitors are turbocharged with private equity and new low-cost foreign competitors appear daily.
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Many organisations collect information about the activities of competitors, often on an informal basis through conversations with clients or through information from the press.
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