Survival of the fittest

January 2005
Cabinet Maker;1/21/2005, Issue 5422, p35
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the prediction for the furniture industry's business in 2005. This year, a slight slowdown in the furniture market is expected, partly because of the weaker housing market, but also because of other broad economic factors that will affect consumer confidence. For example, after a lag, interest rate rises and increased utility bills are now hitting consumers' pockets, reducing disposable incomes. Furniture retailers have work to do in building consumers' trust and developing relationships.


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