New Year Won't Get Any Easier

January 2006
Home Textiles Today;1/2/2006, Vol. 27 Issue 15, p1
Trade Publication
The article presents the views of home textiles supplier executives on the impact of retailer consolidations, supplier shakeouts, raw materials price increases, high interest rates, and reduced spending by consumers in the U.S. Down Lite International senior vice president Bob Altbaier said that the retail environment will replicate in the year 2006 and their business will continue to grow and strong. Sleep Innovations CEO Gary Matthews said that the increasing cost of foam is forcing domestic manufacturers to look at alternative materials.


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