Spiralling salary bills bring downsizing threat

Westphal, Linda
November 1998
Cabinet Maker;11/13/98, Issue 5114, p3
Trade Publication
Reports on the survey conducted by Plimsoll Publishing on the possible downsizing of furniture retailers in Great Britain, as a result of rising wages. Average total salary bill as percentage of sales; Other financial pressures affecting furniture companies.


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