RETAIL briefs

February 2003
Home Textiles Today;2/17/2003, Vol. 24 Issue 23, p2
Trade Publication
Provides news briefs relevant to the retail trade in the U.S., compiled as of February 17, 2003. Extension of the filing of bankruptcy requested by Kmart to prevent any competing plans of reorganization until June 30, 2003; U.S. products marketed by Wal-Mart to other countries with the opening of its GP USA Export office; Plans of May Department Stores to open four additional lifestyle stores in 2003.


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