Retail Briefs

September 2005
Home Textiles Today;9/19/2005, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p2
Trade Publication
Presents news briefs pertaining to the home textile industry in the United States as of September 19, 2005. Belk's purchase of a distribution center in Jackson, Mississippi; Executive changes at Jo-Ann Stores.


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