Singing the blues...softly

Evans, Gary
March 2001
Furniture/Today;03/19/2001, Vol. 25 Issue 28, p1
Trade Publication
Reports on the furniture and retail industry's coping with the downturn of the United States economy. Effect of declining stock values; Concern with inventory; Pricing strategies; Favorable outlook on the business climate.


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