TITLE

The many challenges of this market

AUTHOR(S)
Sloan, Carole
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
Furniture/Today;10/16/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 7, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the challenges in furniture industry. The financial difficulties in establishing and maintaining the brands, the declining retail prices of the furniture products, shrinking marketing budgets in the industry are projected as the main challenges. The author opines to concentrate more on issues concerning downward trends in furniture markets despite the fact that consumer markets are thriving.
ACCESSION #
22831692

 

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