TITLE

Specialty stores saved table linens

AUTHOR(S)
Corral, Cecile B.
PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Home Textiles Today;6/14/2004, Vol. 25 Issue 40, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Like its sister product category kitchen textiles, the table linens category experienced unchanged retail sales in 2003, coming in at $603 million again. Mounting concerns in January 2003 seemed to paint an ugly picture for the category. The economy was slumped, suppliers and retailers alike were recovering from a weak holiday season, and some retailers, especially department stores, continued to shrink the space allocated to table linens. In 2003, discount department stores generated 32 percent, or $193 million, of the total market share; home textiles specialty chains snabbed 24 percent, or $145 million; and mid-price department stores came in third place with 19 percent, or $115 million.
ACCESSION #
13432123

 

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