No no, I didn't mean to imply that WEBS is backstabbing KnitPicks.
I meant the manufacturer might be considered a back stabber.
Case in point: in America, well known cappuccino & latte companies will sell a hard working family a "franchise" on 3rd & James, without disclosing that they're going to sell another franchise in a few months on 6th & James. The 3rd Ave franchise owner probably paid top dollar, is very disillusioned, and feels backstabbed. (not everyone can get a "distance" clause) He won't be pulling the profit he planned, what with having to split the "traffic" with the (same-name) coffee shop on 6th. I've talked to a few, not necessarily coffee franchises ( I used that as an example)....but anything such as sandwiches, tacos, etc. You name it.
Here in the Greater Seattle Area we have same-name coffee shops 2 blocks apart. I can literally walk to 4 of those same-name coffee shops from my house!