We're stuffed with too much product

Sloan, Carole
March 2007
Furniture/Today;3/5/2007, Vol. 31 Issue 26, p34
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the oversupply of furniture products in the U.S. She cites one reason for such condition, referring to the slowdown in furniture business. This has affected orders for furniture made in early 2006. Another cause points to a glut of imperfect stuff like color or fabric, fit of kits in upholstery and finish in case goods.


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