Resilience will be tested in year of tough challenges

Perry, David
January 2007
Furniture/Today;1/8/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 18, p48
Trade Publication
The author forecasts a tough business atmosphere for the bedding industry. The author presents comments of executives of many leading bedding companies that there will a drop in unit sales while dollar incomes will rise due to higher prices. The author mentions the introduction of a national fire-resistant mattress standard will raise bedding prices significantly in the United States. The author concludes that the resilience of the bedding industry will be tested in the current year.


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