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shakeout

[′shāk‚au̇t]
(metallurgy)
Removing a casting from a sand mold.
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The strongly competitive nature of apparel retailing has led to periods of overexpansion followed by "shake-outs," when large numbers of marginal stores went out of business.
He said there were likely to be some "shake-outs" but stressed the need to remain positive.
Shake-outs and adjustments in markets more often than not lead to changes in market leadership and the key to the coming weeks will be to be prepared to let go of old themes and embrace new ones.
Shake-outs, mergers and acquisitions, and information technology will define the landscape of sub-prime lending during the next 12 months, according to industry veteran Craig Cooper, executive vice president of Fairbank Mortgage and its affiliate, Colony Mortgage Bankers.
This could very well turn out to be another of those shake-outs in a bull market where good nerves and a dash of over-confidence pay-off.
Landlords must wait on the sidelines, but any shake-outs can create new opportunities.