Jun 25, 2001 Issue #42
The first half of 2001 is over. Finally. As last year's anemic fourth quarter wound down, nearly everybody acknowledged that the industry was about to face some bloodletting. Whether anyone realized how awash in the stuff it would be is another matter entirely. Last week's Chapter 11 filing from Thomaston served as the latest unpleasant chapter in the distressing saga of 2001.
- Bluefly Inc. streamlines operations
- Burlington exits rug biz with sale of Bacova
- Capel comes back to 295 Fifth
- Dekor cuts work force in effort to slash costs
- Federated buys Liberty
- Home business drives Penney growth
- Hudson fills void with latex-like pillow
- Hunter Douglas targets Gen Y
- JCPenney presents diversity awards
- Mohawk licenses Kinkade
- New facility for Hellenic
- Retail briefs
- Sale looms as Thomaston files
- Whitehead finds home as Domestications vp, merch.