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Sep 17, 2007 Issue #24

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A Season for Specialization

There's been an idea floating around for some time that the best way to succeed as a supplier is to carry more types of product. But what we've been seeing recently is some retrenchment from that position — whether it's vendors dropping expanded businesses or off-shore manufacturers delaying plans to add production for new categories.