And now, for some truly frightening statistics

Epperson, Jerry
June 2008
Furniture/Today;6/23/2008, Vol. 32 Issue 41, p47
Trade Publication
The article comments on alarming statistics in the U.S. furniture industry for the March quarter of 2008, which indicate industry changes and the overall weakness of the furniture market. The statistics show a 2.1% decline in the total retail consumption of bedding and furniture during the period. Also cited are the issues' implications for the furniture industry.


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