A tale of two forecasts: Will '08 be up or down?

Perry, David
February 2008
Furniture/Today;2/4/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 22, p24
Trade Publication
The article reports on the conflicting forecasts of "Furniture/Today" and the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) regarding the business condition of bedding producers in the U.S. for 2008. It has been noted that "Furniture /Today" stresses that the industry will experience a 0.6% unit decline in 2008 with an increase of 2.8% in dollars sales, while the ISPA states that the sector will experience a 2% gain in 2008 with dollar sales growing by 5.1%.


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