Impact of Fake Lighters on Zippo

Counterfeit lighters impact Zippo’s market by up to 30 percent. The loss of revenue for the company causes at least 150 jobs to being lost, according to company officials.

Source: Associated Press, “Zippo to lay off 15 percent of workers, knockoffs partly to blame,” International Herald Tribune, September 28, 2006,(accessed: February 15, 2007).

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