In Britain, groups have tried to organize a consumer boycott of chocolate.
A chain e-mail message then went around urging a complete consumer boycott of any purchases today, July 1.
Breen says, "the consumer boycott was a brilliantly original American invention."
So although the media often describe campaigns like the one against Nike as "consumer boycotts," that tells only part of the story.
A consumer boycott of cottage cheese in protest at dairy prices won widespread support.
The consumer boycott, which included a growing number of schoolchildren, seemed to argue for a dolphin-safe policy.
He stopped short of calling for a consumer boycott of stores selling grapes.
The cocoa industry faced potential consumer boycotts and harmful legislation if the bill were to pass.
One is a consumer boycott and another is a (voluntary or involuntary) fine.
Second, it's hard to maintain a consumer boycott, especially when the goal is to punish the past rather than to influence the future.