How small is too small?

September 2004
Home Textiles Today;9/6/2004 Supp 25th Anniversary, p84
Trade Publication
The article discusses about the loss of manufacturers and suppliers to the textile industry in the U.S. According to Jeff Hollander, president and chief operating officer of Hollander Home Fashions, 65 percent of manufacturers and 35 percent of distributors are likely to go away in the next five years starting from 2004. Although there may be mergers, acquisitions and closings, there is a steady flow of new companies testing new products and merchandising concepts. The quality of international production continues to improve. Unless there is a way for domestic suppliers to compete with overseas pricing and products, many will go away.


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