TITLE

Second-tier, specialty producers see host of challenges on horizon

AUTHOR(S)
Perry, David
PUB. DATE
December 2006
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;12/18/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents second-tier and specialty bedding producers' forecasts of the status of the bedding industry in the U.S. in 2007. President of Comfort Solutions Dave Roberts said that a slow housing market and high consumer debt levels will keep consumers out of the market. Gerry Borreggine, president of Therapedic, sees 2007 to be a difficult year. The vice president of marketing of Kingsdown Inc. reveals troubling signs that home furnishings may not show significant growth in 2007.
ACCESSION #
23469581

 

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