Loss of Players Created Room in the Kitchen

Corral, Cecile B.
June 2005
Home Textiles Today;6/13/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 39, p12
Trade Publication
The article reports that the kitchen textiles industry held its ground in 2004, gaining a modest 1.8 percent in sales to 560 million dollar. Not surprisingly, discount department stores rang in the most sales for kitchen textiles in 2004, holding on to more than half of the market--58 percent--at 324.8 million dollar. Tied for second place were the mid-tier department stores and the home textiles specialty chains, each at 15 percent, or 84 million dollar. Sales by sub-category also held steady. Kitchen towels remained the product mix driver at 50 percent of the total business, with 280 million dollar in sales.


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