Fuzzy Picture Painted Of Second Half

Goldstein, Carl
June 2005
Home Textiles Today;6/27/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 41, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on various problems faced by many suppliers in the house textiles business. The biggest issue right now is freight, the costs of containers coming in from overseas due to increasing gas and oil prices, and getting goods in time because all the ports of exportation are fully booked. While chargebacks may be a revenue stream on the decline for retailers, that stream will certainly dry up if retailers continue to import directly from offshore suppliers. By taking on the duties of sourcing, gathering and transporting good directly to their own U.S. warehouses, retailers are taking on more risk and tying up more capital in logistics than they ever have before.


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