Safe shopfloor shuffle

February 2005
Cabinet Maker;2/25/2005, Issue 5427, p36
Trade Publication
The article reports that retailers were taking a more cautious approach, preferring to order safe favorites rather than taking a chance with untried lines. While retailers may have grumbled about an apparent lack of anything truly new in leather upholstery, it seems many would not have ordered any if they had found it. With an uncertain sales situation, compounded by the collapse of Allders, safety-first was a key consideration with retailers not willing to risk too many potential duds on the sales floor, according to some manufacturers. Buyers also wanted softer leathers and a change of color--anything but brown. Consumers are still buying it but retailers are fed up looking at it.


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