LOST REVENUE Estimated reduction in tobacco settlement payments caused by increased sales of off-brands
With a virtual price war underway, off-brands
are cutting prices even further, increasing warranties and accepting thinner margins.
Missing are off-brand
cards for Jack Morris, Bob Grottkau, Claxton Welch, Ron Hunt, Reggie Brown and Clifford Hicks.
Our reported loss reflects our decision to stop marketing unproductive inventory - a result of off-brand
designs and production in the past two years - and generally simplifying the business to create the right base for future comparisons.
Other gift basket companies cut corners by stocking only off-brand
products or not allowing buyers to pick and choose what goes into their baskets.
The fans at Churchill Downs might have looked at Smarty Jones' pedigree (he's by Elusive Quality, a turf miler), his off-brand
trainer (John Servis), his little-known jockey (Stewart Elliott), his early career at a factory-like track (Philadelphia Park), the string of non-graded-stakes victories that preceded his Arkansas Derby win - plus that funny name that doesn't quite remind anybody of Secretariat - and concluded he's over his head against the Kentucky Derby bluebloods.
But deals also abound in the textiles department, where name-brand and high-quality products share space with bulk industrial and off-brand
Current market leaders will face more severe competition from private label and non-name brand product, with late majority buyers more willing to save money by buying an off-brand
Cheetah Mobile also enhanced its CM Security app to eliminate spyware pre-installed on Star N9500 smartphones, an off-brand
version of the Samsung Galaxy S4.
The selection at Marlene's includes name brands, such as woven Ganson handbags (regularly priced $69 to $129 instead of $95 to $185 retail), as well as high-quality goods with off-brand
names that are made by the manufacturers of better-known labels.
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As a result, most Latin American physicians are using low-cost off-brand
sclerosants or importing agents illegally.