Dan River feels the pinch in 3Q
November 30, 2004,
DANVILLE , Va. — Hit by $7.9 million in plant closing costs, another $4 million in bankruptcy costs, and further squeezed by falling margins, Dan River Inc. recorded a sharply narrowed third quarter loss of $24 million, improving on a year-before deficit of $103.5 million.
The company said home fashions sales "decreased in all major retail distribution channels, reflecting slow retail business conditions, expiring juvenile bedding licenses and concerns from certain customers over our Chapter 11 status."Sales to Kmart, the company's single largest home fashions customer, declined by $1.1 million.
On a more positive note, sales of apparel fabrics rebounded strongly, jumping up 29.3 percent, to $26.5 million from $20.5 million last year. And sales of engineered products shot up 23.9 percent, to $8.4 million from $6.8 million.
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