indirect competition


Competition among businesses that sell or produce similar products, or products that fulfill similar needs. Two car rental companies in a given region would be in direct competition with each other, but both companies would be indirectly in competition with a local bus line or a taxi service.

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The dealership did not realize that their business just outside of the large city was struggling due to the indirect competition of the subway and bus systems

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Barbara selected what she thought was a perfect location for her flower shop without realizing the hospital gift shop on the next block was her indirect competition and some customers would get cards and small gifts there.

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As it turns out, the indirect competition of travel companies that have made it virtually free to travel the world have completely bankrupt the zoos and aquarium exhibits.

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