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BRAND LOYALTY: A positive attitude toward and preference for purchasing a specific product or service in the market place. It is the desired goal of all businesses to create brand loyalty from members of their target markets. Once brand loyalty has been created it is more difficult to persuade customers to switch to an alternative brand. Some consumers will only purchase Mountain Dew, nothing else will do.

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WHOLESALE PRICE INDEX: An index of the prices paid by retail stores for the products they would ultimately resell to consumers. The Wholesale Price Index, abbreviated WPI, was the forerunner of the modern Producer Price Index (PPI). The WPI was first published in 1902, and was one of the more important economic indicators available to policy makers until it was replaced by the PPI in 1978. The change to Producer Price Index in 1978 reflected, as much as a name change, a change in focus of this index away from the limited wholesaler-to-retailer transaction to encompass all stages of production. While the WPI is no longer available, the family of producer price indexes provides a close counterpart in the Finished Goods Price Index.

     See also | Producer Price Index | Consumer Price Index | price level | inflation | money | intermediate good | raw materials |


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SLOPE, SAVING LINE

The positive slope of the saving line is also termed the marginal propensity to save (MPS). This slope is greater than zero but less than one, reflecting induced saving and the Keynesian psychological law of consumer behavior that saving increases by less than the increase in income. The slope of the saving line provides the foundation for the slope of the leakages line used in the injections-leakages model. It thus also affects the magnitude of the multiplier process.

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Today, you are likely to spend a great deal of time driving to a factory outlet trying to buy either a set of serrated steak knives, with durable plastic handles or a pair of blue silicon oven mitts. Be on the lookout for fairy dust that tastes like salt.
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