*Originally published in the June 1, 2009 issue of Home Textiles Today*
The supplier side of the industry generally is still reeling ?? as most business segments are ?? from the most precipitous recession any have seen. However, as a group more are predicting a better second half of 2009 than first for business. As one supplier put it, ??The last quarter of 2008 was one of the worst economic environments in over 75 years. From a consumer standpoint, it will be very hard to do any worse.?÷ Candid insights and opinions from more than 20 different home textile suppliers, focusing on what they see ahead, both for their own business and their industry as a whole are featured in the article.
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