TITLE

Weak retail, currency changes rock import scene

AUTHOR(S)
Epperson, Jerry
PUB. DATE
July 2006
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;7/24/2006, Vol. 30 Issue 45, p155
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the business condition of the furniture retail trade in the U.S. He cited the struggling condition of the automobile industry as the reflection of the furniture industry's condition. He thinks that this extended weakness at retail has created inventory gluts on every level, and affecting the whole industry.
ACCESSION #
21751394

 

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