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consumer

the end user of a final GOOD or SERVICE which is purchased to satisfy a personal consumption need. See BUYER BEHAVIOUR.

consumer

the basic consuming/demanding unit of economic theory In economic theory, a consuming unit can be either an individual purchaser of a good or service, a HOUSEHOLD (a group of individuals who make joint purchasing decisions) or a government. See BUYER.
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Recognizing that the employee is at the heart of a successful consumer-driven health-care implementation, brokers unanimously feel they can and should play a role in helping employees become better health-care consumers.
gov), most consumers are unaware of specialty consumer reporting agencies unless they've been denied a particular service.
Consumer research not only helps you design better products, but it also provides bargaining power with your value chain customers because your case on product changes and pricing are far more compelling when backed up by research.
The women's movement ushered in a new era of consumer health information, when patients and physicians formally initiated open relationships that led to the partnerships we see today in health care.
FROM: Joanne Wilson Commissioner SUBJECT: Consumer Organizations: Important Resources for VR Agencies
Each segment of the dairy industry is strongly influenced by consumer demand.
As some developing countries boomed during the 1990s, they germinated millions of new middle- and upper-class consumers who had more capital and more desire to purchase consumer goods and their own homes.
Although the Provider Liability Law does not create an affirmative duty on TSPs to police their networks, TSPs face liability if they intentionally ignore consumer complaints and fail to take action to address such complaints.
In Sowing the American Dream, David Blanke argues that rural Midwesterners developed a distinctive consumer ethos during the nineteenth century.
29, by SAFE, a group she founded, and her paid appearance as a consumer consultant on the "Today" Show on Jan.
The shock was most evident in consumer markets, as many potential purchasers stayed riveted to their televisions and away from shopping malls.
Complying with federally-mandated legalese, meanwhile, would impose high costs on online vendors, which would either pass costs on to consumers, or in the case of smaller businesses, price them out of the market, thereby reducing consumer choice.