cannibalize

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  • verb

Synonyms for cannibalize

eat human flesh

use parts of something to repair something else

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This approach renders different decisions from more traditional methods, because a slow-moving item may in fact be adding more incremental volume to the category than a faster-moving item that cannibalizes others in the mix.
Two items that demonstrate equal loyalty based on panel data measures may actually cannibalize at very different rates because one has many fewer direct substitutes than the other.
To complete the cannibalization story requires development of economic curves that depict how an item will cannibalize its segment based on the number of like items in the segment.
Concerns center on the extent to which the new product line cannibalizes sales of core Levi products as well as the response from other key retailers of Levi product.