Barth Sends Employees Home

Corral, Cecile B.
February 2005
Home Textiles Today;2/28/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 25, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Barth and Dreyfuss of California has send its employees home as the company is liquidating. Barth is the third among the U.S. industry's top-five kitchen towel suppliers to stumble in the past six months. Retailers' shift to direct importing has hit the category hard. Barth and Dreyfuss' news comes two months after it posted an 8 percent sales gain for 2004. Its $65 million in the kitchen textiles sales earned Barth the top spot on the top five list. While kitchen textiles were historically the company's core category at 40 percent of offerings, the company upped its table linens offerings to that same rate.


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