TITLE

Specialty Stores Save Table Linens

AUTHOR(S)
Corral, Cecile B.
PUB. DATE
February 2005
SOURCE
Home Textiles Today;2005 Business Annual, Vol. 26, p36
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the retail sales of kitchen textiles. 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 shrunk the space allocated to table linens. The department store business is flat, but they seem to be doing whatever they can to make adjustments. The category is getting more fashion oriented within the basics. It's getting more and more specialized, meaning with higher-end jacquards and printed jacquards.
ACCESSION #
15888352

 

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