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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.
Collins Dictionary of Business, 3rd ed. © 2002, 2005 C Pass, B Lowes, A Pendleton, L Chadwick, D O’Reilly and M Afferson

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.
Collins Dictionary of Economics, 4th ed. © C. Pass, B. Lowes, L. Davies 2005
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