Who are Category Killers

Category killers are the giant retailers that dominate one area of merchandise (e.g., Office Depot, Virgin Records, and The Sports Authority). They are able to buy bathroom tiles, file cabinets, electronic goods, or pet food in such huge volumes that they can then sell them at prices even fairly large competitors can't match. The outlook for this category is better than for many of the more general discounters, but the same employment caveats apply. For most job seekers, these companies offer earn-and-learn experiences with vendors and distributors before you move onward and upward.
- Contributed by Nithin Narayanan