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The Red Sox/Yankees game is likely to be a loss leader.
Nonetheless, Spotify still faces tough challenges ahead, including but not limited to competition from international streaming players and from big tech's deep pockets that can afford to leverage music as a marketing loss leader.
So, think of pennies and nickels as the Mint’s loss leader.
In the end, though, parents could buy the exact same playthings at rivals like Walmart and Target and Amazon, which sometimes used the hottest toys as loss leaders while making it back on their huge array of household goods and groceries.
Even the sale of the Japanese chain for $120 million couldn't stop the bleeding as, in addition to debt, loss leader pricing from big box stores, digital piracy and the debut of iTunes all weighed in on Tower’s problems.
The Roasteries could perhaps be justified as loss leaders for their hagiographic treatment of coffee and the Starbucks brand – particularly its championing of small-farm, small-batch single origin coffees.
The other change is a move away from using the poinsettia as a loss leader.
Supermarkets offer loss leader discounts that have made sparkling wine a British institution as well as a French one.
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LOSS LEADER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of loss leader for English Language Learners
business : a product that is sold for less than it is worth in order to attract customers
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