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Springs and WPS continue to fill the cart

NEW YORK The country's two largest home textiles mills still have a big presence in hi/low market baskets at the top 10 home textiles retailers, according to Home Textiles Today's third annual market basket report.

Springs Industries and WestPoint Stevens together accounted for nearly 50 percent of the 225 items in this year's survey whose manufacturers were identifiable on packaging or accessible tags. Springs and WestPoint each accounted for 24 percent of the 225 items. There were 290 individual items across the spectrum of the market baskets.

For the annual market basket report, HTT assembles a list of basic bed and bath items, then visits one store from each of the top 10 home textiles retailers to find the lowest priced item and the highest priced item for each product on the shopping list. Only items marked at everyday prices are considered. Sale and clearance goods are not added to the cart, except at Mervyn's — where all quilts and shower curtains in the store were found to be on sale.

In two stores, not all items were available. Neither the Wal-Mart nor the JCPenney visited by HTT offered bath sheets.

While the market baskets are not representative of a chain's "average market basket," they do represent what a customer who shopped these stores in these markets — during the period between Feb. 22 and March 3 — would have found if they were looking for either the least expensive goods or the presumed top-of-the-line goods.

This year's survey also made one crucial switch in the product assortment: swapping a queen-sized bed-in-a-bag for the top-of-bed item that had been included in previous surveys, a queen comforter. HTT determined the bed-in-a-bag would be more representative of the type of item selected by the average consumer. For this reason, the 2004 survey does not include year-over-year price comparisons between baskets.

Despite switching to the all-inclusive ensemble, HTT left a queen-sized bed sheet set on the list, since many bed-in-a-bag households have at least one set of back-up sheets.

Aside from the two big mills, only six of the other identifiable suppliers popped up in the market basket more than four times. Mohawk Home, Keeco and Allure each appeared six times across the survey. Forte-Fairbairn, a Turkish company, appeared eight times — all at Target. Croscill logged 10, Dan River 11, WestPoint 53 and Springs 54.

Market baskets from Wal-Mart and Kmart produced by far the lowest ratio of U.S.-made goods, with 2 percent and 3 percent, respectively. At all other stores visited by HTT, U.S. products accounted for at least one quarter of the total basket. Baskets from just four stores were more than half filled with U.S. goods: JCPenney, 52 percent; Mervyn's, 53 percent; Bed Bath & Beyond, 55 percent; and Sears, 56 percent.

As has been the case each year in the survey, Bed Bath & Beyond's basket of top price points outstripped the others, and Wal-Mart logged the lowest market basket total for both its top-priced basket and lowest priced basket.

Interestingly, Target Corp.'s discount store produced more upper price points than its mid-tier unit. The Target Store's top-price basket rang up at $591.83 compared to Mervyn's $426.31.

Following the predictable trend, products made in China jumped from 24 percent of the total items in last year's survey to 35 percent of the 327 items whose country of origin was disclosed on tagging or packaging. The ratio of products made entirely in the United States dropped for the third straight year in a row, this time accounting for 41 percent of the total market basket items. In 2003, U.S.-made products accounted for 50 percent of the basket, down from 57 percent in 2002.

Only five of the 327 items were hybrids, produced in more than one country. Four were found at Wal-Mart, all made by Springs, and one was at Kohl's, supplier unidentifiable from the packaging.

High Fliers
Highest priced item in top-tier basket

Bed Bath & Beyond $249.99 queen quilt
Linens 'n Things 249.99 queen quilt
JCPenney 240.00 queen quilt
Kohl's 239.99 queen bed-in-a-bag
Sears 239.99 queen bed-in-a-bag
Mervyn's 159.00 queen bed-in-a-bag
Target 149.99 queen bed-in-a-bag
Kmart 114.99 queen bed-in-a-bag
Wal-Mart 84.75 queen bed-in-a-bag
Marshall's 69.99 queen bed-in-a-bag


And low riders
Least expensive item in low-price basket*

Wal-Mart $0.78 lotion pump
Kmart 1.59 washcloth
Mervyn's 1.99 washcloth
Bed Bath & Beyond 2.99 washcloth
JCPenney 3.99 washcloth
Marshall's 3.99 washcloth
Target 5.99 washcloth
Linens 'n Things 6.99 washcloth
Sears 7.99 washcloth
Kohl's 9.99 washcloth


U.S. suppliers
Those with more than four appearances in the survey*

# of items
*Out of 225 items whose supplier could be identified
Springs Industries 54
WestPoint Stevens 53
Dan River 11
Croscill 10
Allure 6
Keeco 6
Mohawk 6


Bed Bath & Beyond
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $14.99 each.
2Two individually packaged shams at $80.99 each.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $24.99 Rainbow Linens 180-TC cotton Indonesia
Queen bed-in-a-bag 59.99 Richloom poly/cotton USA
Pair of standard shams1 29.98 Smooth Wave/BBB poly/cotton USA
Dust ruffle 29.99 BBB poly/cotton USA
Queen quilt 59.99 Sunham Bedding cotton China
59.99 Keeco rayon/silk China
Queen blanket 29.99 Owen Manufacturing (Springs) acrylic USA
29.99 Berkshire Blanket polyester China
Throw 14.99 Berkshire Blanket polyester China
TOTAL RETAIL $249.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $14.99 Baltic Linen Co. cotton Pakistan
Bath towel 4.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Hand towel 3.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Washcloth 2.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Shower curtain 14.99 The Linde Products vinyl China
Bath rug 9.99 Trade AM International cotton USA
Soap dish 4.99 Springs NA China
Lotion pump 6.99 Springs NA China
Tissue box 8.99 Springs plastic Taiwan
TOTAL RETAIL $72.91
Total market basket $322.83
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $199.99 NSP Corp. cotton sateen China
199.99 Synergy Inc. 1000-TC cotton USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 179.99 Regency Home cotton USA
Pair of standard shams2 161.98 Frette Hotel Collec. cotton Italy
Dust ruffle 149.99 Shamiana NA USA
Queen quilt 249.99 American Pacific rayon/poly/silk India
Queen blanket 199.99 Zambaiti USA wool/cashmere USA
Throw 79.99 Mohawk Home rayon/poly/cotton China
TOTAL RETAIL $1221.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $79.99 Springs cotton USA
Bath towel 39.99 Springs cotton USA
Hand towel 19.99 Springs cotton USA
Washcloth 12.99 Springs cotton USA
Shower curtain 99.99 Veratex NA USA
Bath rug 129.99 Newark & James cotton USA
Soap dish 19.99 Constantine glass China
Lotion pump 29.99 Constantine NA China
Tissue box 39.99 Creative Bath NA NA
TOTAL RETAIL $472.91
Total market basket $1,694.83


JCPenney
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $21.99 each.
2Two individually packaged shams at $60.00 each.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $29.99 Royale Linens 180-TC cotton USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 99.00 Dan River cotton/poly USA
Pair of standard shams1 43.98 JCP Home Expressions cotton/poly USA
Dust ruffle 39.99 JCP Home Expressions cotton/poly/polyprop USA
Queen quilt 59.00 Sunham HF poly/cotton China
Queen blanket 14.99 JCP HC cotton USA
Throw 39.99 JCP HC Casuals cotton USA
TOTAL RETAIL $326.94
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet NA
Bath towel $5.99 JCP HC Natural Affinity cotton USA
Hand towel 4.99 JCP HC Natural Affinity cotton USA
Washcloth 3.99 JCP HC Natural Affinity cotton USA
Shower curtain 19.99 JCP HC Arboretum vinyl China
19.99 Bath by Town & Country vinyl China
19.99 Ex-Cell HF vinyl China
19.99 JCP HC vinyl China
Bath Rug 19.99 JCP HC nylon USA
Lotion pump 9.99 JCP HC Shades of Color ceramic China
Tissue box 19.99 JCP HC Shades of Color ceramic China
TOTAL RETAIL $84.93
Total market basket $411.87
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet Set $200.00 Niki International 500-TC cotton China
Queen Bed Ensemble 219.00 Dan River cotton/poly USA
Pair of standard shams2 120.00 Croscill cotton/rayon/poly USA
Dust ruffle 80.00 Croscill cotton/poly USA
Queen quilt 240.00 JCP HC cotton China
Queen blanket 119.99 JCP HC poly down China
Throw 59.99 Brentwood Originals cotton/poly China
TOTAL RETAIL $1038.98
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet NA
Bath towel $17.99 JCP HC cotton USA
17.99 JCP cotton India
Hand towel 13.99 JCP HC Masterpiece Supima cotton USA
Washcloth 9.99 JCP HC Masterpiece Supima cotton USA
9.99 JCP cotton India
Shower curtain 54.99 Croscill cotton/poly China
54.99 Croscill cotton/poly China
Bath rug 42.99 JCP HC nylon USA
Lotion pump 19.99 Croscill ceramic China
19.99 JCP HC Brushed Pewter brass India
Tissue box 39.99 Croscill "earthware" resin China
TOTAL RETAIL $199.93
Total market basket $1,238.91


Kmart
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $19.99 each.
2Two individually packaged shames at $22.99 each
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $37.99 NA 180-TC poly/cotton NA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 68.99 Springs poly/cotton Brazil
Pair of standard shams1 39.98 Springs Pima cotton China
Queen quilt 68.99 Dan River ramie/cotton China
Queen blanket 10.49 C.D. Owen (Springs) polyester USA
Throw 19.99 Ellery cotton China
TOTAL RETAIL $246.43
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $11.49 NA cotton USA
Bath towel 2.19 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Hand towel 4.59 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Wash cloth 1.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Shower curtain 9.99 NA vinyl China
Bath rug 10.49 Springs nylon/latex USA
Soap dish 4.99 Allure plastic China
Lotion pump 5.00 Allure ceramic China
Tissue box 5.00 Allure plastic China
TOTAL RETAIL $55.73
Total market basket $302.16
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $57.99 Keeco Cotton crochet border China
Queen bed-in-a-bag 114.99 Springs poly/cotton Pakistan
Pair of standard shams2 45.98 Springs poly/Cotton Italy
Queen quilt 80.99 NA ramie/cotton China
Queen blanket 34.99 WestPoint Stevens Vellux nylon USA
Throw 19.99 Sutton Place Collec. Rayon/acrylic China
TOTAL RETAIL $354.93
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $11.49 NA cotton USA
Bath towel 11.99 Springs cotton Brazil
Hand towel 9.99 Springs cotton USA
Washcloth 5.79 Springs cotton Brazil
Shower curtain 28.99 Springs cotton duck USA
Bath rug 22.99 Springs nylon/latex USA
Soap dish 11.49 Allure stainless steel Taiwan
Lotion pump 14.99 Allure ceramic chrome China
Tissue box 11.49 Springs plastic USA
TOTAL RETAIL $129.21
Total market basket $484.14


Kohl's
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $34.99 each.
2Only one price-point available in this category.
3Two individually packaged shams at $35.99 each.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $49.99 WestPoint Stevens poly/cotton USA
Queen bed in a bag 139.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores poly/cotton Spain/Can./Pak.
Pair of standard shams1 69.98 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton China
Dust ruffle2 33.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores poly/cotton China
Queen quilt 129.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton China
Queen blanket 49.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores acrylic/poly China
Throw 39.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton China
TOTAL RETAIL $513.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet2 $16.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton Vietnam
Bath towel 5.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton Thailand
Hand towel 4.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton Thailand
Washcloth 3.99 Cannon Royal Family cotton USA
Shower curtain 19.99 Ex-Cell Home Fashions vinyl China
Bath rug 12.99 Antron Rugs antron nylon USA
Soap dish 4.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores ceramic China
Lotion pump 7.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores ceramic China
Tissue box 19.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores plastic China
TOTAL RETAIL $97.91
Total market basket $611.83
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $79.99 WestPoint Stevens Egyptian cotton USA
Queen bed in a bag 239.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores poly/cotton China
Pair of standard shams3 71.98 Revman International cotton Mexico
Dust ruffle2 33.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton India
Queen quilt 149.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton China
Queen blanket 159.99 Biddeford Blankets NA USA
Throw 49.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores poly China
TOTAL RETAIL $785.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet2 $16.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores cotton Vietnam
Bath towel 19.99 Saturday Knight Ltd. cotton USA
Hand towel 14.99 Saturday Knight Ltd. cotton USA
Washcloth 9.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Shower curtain 59.99 Croscill poly USA
Bath rug 29.99 Saturday Knight Ltd. cotton India
Soap dish 19.99 NA resin China
Lotion pump 24.99 NA resin China
Tissue box 39.99 Kohl's Dept. Stores ceramic China
TOTAL RETAIL $236.91
Total market basket $1,022.83


Marshall's
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $6.99 each.
2Only one item available in this category.
3Two individually packaged shams at $14.99 each.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $29.99 Rossini Bed Linen cotton Portugal
Queen bed-in-a-bag NA
Pair of standard shams1 13.98 Treasures/R. Ashwell cotton China
Queen dust ruffle NA
Queen quilt2 39.99 Hand Stitched Quilt cotton China
Queen blanket 14.99 Biederlack of America cotton USA
Throw 12.99 THRO poly/cotton China
TOTAL RETAIL $111.94
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet2 $14.99 KassaNilo Egyptian cotton Colombia
Bath towel 4.99 Just For Bath cotton Turkey
Hand towel 3.99 Santens of America cotton USA
Washcloth 1.99 Ralph Lauren Home cotton USA
Shower curtain2 12.99 HOM ETC cotton India
Bath rug 5.99 Pegasus ring-spun cotton India
Soap dish 3.99 Veratex ceramic NA
Lotion pump 5.99 Chaleur ceramic China
Tissue box 4.99 NA metal NA
TOTAL RETAIL $59.91
Total market basket $171.85
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $69.99 Amanda Jones cotton sateen NA
Queen bed-in-a-bag NA
Pair of standard shams3 29.98 Ralph Lauren Home cotton China
Queen dust ruffle NA
Queen quilt2 39.99 Hand Stitched Quilt cotton China
Queen blanket 39.99 Wamsutta/Owen Mfg. Pima cotton USA
Throw 24.99 Pem-America Inc. poly/cotton China
TOTAL RETAIL $204.94
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet2 $14.99 KassaNilo Egyptian cotton Colombia
Bath towel 7.99 Avanti Linens cotton USA
Hand towel 7.99 Cotton Couture Turkish cotton Turkey
Washcloth 3.99 Avanti Linens cotton USA
Shower curtain2 12.99 HOM ETC cotton India
Bath rug 19.99 Shaw Living nylon USA
Soap dish 6.99 Croscill Home Fashions Ceramic NA
Lotion pump 12.99 NA etched glass China
Tissue box 19.99 NA marble Pakistan
TOTAL RETAIL $107.91
Total market basket $312.85


Linens 'n Things
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
total market basket $1,228.84
1Two individually packaged shams at $13.99 each.
2Two individually packaged shams at $49.99 each.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $19.99 Royale Linens cotton USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 59.99 Dan River cotton/poly USA
Pair of standard shams1 27.98 NA cotton/poly China
Dust ruffle 25.99 Springs cotton/poly China
Queen quilt 59.99 Sunham Bedding cotton China
Queen blanket 19.99 Charles D. Owen (Springs) cotton USA
Throw 19.99 Gold Coast Rayon USA
TOTAL RETAIL $233.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $9.99 Baltic Linen Company cotton Pakistan
Bath towel 5.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Hand towel 4.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Washcloth 2.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Shower curtain 14.99 Linde Products vinyl China
Bath rug 34.99 LNT nylon USA
Soap dish 3.99 Cordoba acrylic USA
Lotion pump 6.99 Cordoba acrylic USA
Tissue box 7.99 Cordoba acrylic USA
TOTAL RETAIL $92.91
Total market basket $326.83
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $199.99 Lilac Season cotton China
Queen bed-in-a-bag 199.99 Dell Industries cotton China
Pair of standard shams2 99.98 Nautica Acrylic/Wool India
Dust ruffle 59.99 Levinsohn Textile cotton/poly USA
Queen quilt 249.99 LNT poly India
Queen blanket 79.99 WestPoint Stevens down China
Throw 79.99 Mohawk Home rayon/poly/cotton/acrylic China
TOTAL RETAIL $969.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $24.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Bath towel 19.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton India
Hand towel 14.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton India
Washcloth 6.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton India
Shower curtain 70.00 Passarote Inc. poly USA
Bath rug 49.99 Mohawk Home nylon USA
Soap dish 16.99 Springs acrylic/nylon China
Lotion pump 24.99 Springs acrylic/nylon China
Tissue box 29.99 Springs acrylic/nylon China
TOTAL RETAIL $258.92


Mervyn's
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $9.99 each.
2Sale price used because no regular price items were available.
3Product listed as opening point and high point as only non-sale item.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $29.99 Dan River 210-TC poly/cotton USA
29.99 Ellison/Alice Man. 200-TC poly/cotton USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 119.00 Dan River poly/cotton Mexico
Pair of standard shams1 19.98 Dan River poly/cotton USA
Dust ruffle 19.99 Dan River poly/cotton USA
Queen quilt2 59.95 Mervyn's cotton China
Queen blanket 19.99 WestPoint Stevens nylon NA
Throw2 14.99 Mervyn's rayon/acrylic China
TOTAL RETAIL $283.89
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $9.99 Mervyn's cotton Pakistan
Bath towel 2.99 Mervyn's cotton USA
Hand towel 2.49 Mervyn's cotton USA
Washcloth 1.99 Mervyn's cotton USA
Shower curtain2 6.99 Maxam Curtain vinyl China
Bath rug 5.00 Mohawk Home antron nylon USA
Soap dish 3.99 NA steel Taiwan
Lotion pump 7.99 NA steel Taiwan
Tissue box2 20.99 Chapel Hill Design various China
TOTAL RETAIL $62.42
Total market basket $346.31
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set2 $29.99 Dan River 210-TC poly/cotton USA
29.99 Ellison/Alice Man. 200-TC poly/cotton USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 159.00 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Pair of standard shams1,3 19.98 Dan River poly/cotton USA
Dust ruffle3 19.99 Dan River poly/cotton USA
Queen quilt2,3 59.95 Mervyn's cotton China
Blanket3 19.99 WestPoint Stevens nylon NA
Throw2,3 14.99 Mervyn's rayon/acrylic China
TOTAL RETAIL $323.89
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet3 $9.99 Mervyn's cotton Pakistan
Bath towel3 2.99 Mervyn's cotton USA
Hand towel3 2.49 Mervyn's cotton USA
Wash cloth3 1.99 Mervyn's cotton USA
Shower curtain2 39.99 Chapel Hill Fashions rayon/polyester China
Bath rug3 5.00 Mohawk Home Antron Nylon USA
Soap dish 8.99 NA Glass Taiwan
Lotion pump 9.99 NA white stoneware Taiwan
Tissue box2,3 20.99 Chapel Hill Design various China
TOTAL RETAIL $102.42
Total market basket $426.31


Sears
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $24.99 each.
2Only one price point available in this category.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $34.99 New Traditions percale/cotton/poly USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 79.99 New Traditions percale USA
Pair of standard shams1,2 49.98 WestPoint Stevens cotton/poly USA
Dust ruffle2 44.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton/poly USA
Queen quilt 99.99 Heyada Home Fashions cotton China
Queen blanket 49.99 Charles D Owen fleece Mexico
Throw2 29.99 Lands' End Inc. poly USA
TOTAL RETAIL $389.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $12.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton Turkey
Bath towel 6.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Hand towel 4.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Washcloth 3.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Shower curtain 12.99 CHF Industries vinyl China
Bath rug 19.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Soap dish 4.99 Whole Home plastic China
Lotion pump 6.99 Whole Home plastic China
Tissue box 9.99 Four Seasons Garment plastic China
TOTAL RETAIL $83.91
Total market basket $473.83
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $109.99 FieldCrest Pima Cotton USA
Queen Bed in Bag 229.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Pair of standard shams1,2 49.98 WestPoint Stevens cotton/poly USA
Dust ruffle2 44.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton/poly USA
Queen quilt 119.99 Heyada Home Fashions cotton China
Queen blanket 89.99 Aeolus Down Inc duck down China
Throw2 29.99 Lands' End Inc. poly USA
TOTAL RETAIL $674.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $19.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Bath towel 14.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Hand towel 9.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Washcloth 7.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Shower curtain 34.99 CHF Industries poly Turkey
Bath rug 39.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton USA
Soap dish 16.99 Fontana Bath Acc. ceramic China
Lotion pump 19.99 Fontana Bath Acc. ceramic China
Tissue box 34.99 Fontana Bath Acc. ceramic China
TOTAL RETAIL $199.91
Total market basket $874.83


Target
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Two individually packaged shams at $9.99 each.
2Two individually packaged shams at $34.99 each.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $29.99 WestPoint Stevens 180-TC cotton/poly USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 65.99 Springs cotton/poly USA
Pair of standard shams1 19.98 WestPoint Stevens cotton/poly USA
Dust ruffle 15.99 WestPoint Stevens cotton/poly USA
Queen quilt 49.99 Springs cotton China
Queen blanket 29.99 Woolrich polyester fleece USA
Throw 7.99 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. polyester China
TOTAL RETAIL $219.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $7.99 WPS/Lady Pepperell cotton USA
Bath towel 1.58 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. cotton Turkey
Hand towel 1.29 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. cotton Turkey
Washcloth 0.88 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. cotton Turkey
Shower curtain 14.99 Viacom International vinyl China
Bath rug 5.99 WPS/Essence nylon USA
Soap dish 1.99 WPS/Essence ceramic China
Lotion pump 1.99 WPS/Essence ceramic China
Tissue box 8.99 Saturday Knight Ltd. plastic China
TOTAL RETAIL $45.69
Total market basket $265.61
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $59.99 WPS/Martex/Royal Legacy 250-TC cotton USA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 149.99 Springs cotton/poly USA
Pair of standard shams2 69.98 WPS/Martex/Royal Legacy cotton/poly USA
Dust ruffle 44.99 WPS/Martex/Royal Legacy poly/rayon USA
Queen quilt 79.99 Springs cotton/poly China
Queen blanket 49.99 Woolrich cotton/down fill China
Throw 19.99 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. rayon/cotton China
TOTAL RETAIL $474.92
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet $7.99 WPS/Lady Pepperell cotton USA
Bath towel 7.99 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. egyptian cotton Pakistan
Hand towel 6.99 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. egyptian cotton Pakistan
Washcloth 5.99 Forté-Fairbairn Inc. egyptian cotton Pakistan
Shower curtain 24.99 NA cotton/poly Taiwan
Bath rug 19.99 WPS/Martex/Royal Legacy nylon USA
Soap dish 9.99 Viacom International plastic China
Lotion pump 12.99 Allure metal Taiwan
Tissue box 19.99 Inter Design Inc. ceramic China
TOTAL RETAIL $116.91
Total market basket $591.83


Wal-Mart
Opening price point

Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
1Sale price used because no regular price items were available.
NA: not available
Queen sheet set $19.26 WestPoint Stevens cotton/poly NA
Queen bed-in-a-bag 44.96 Springs cotton/poly USA
Pair of standard shams 9.96 Keeco cotton China
9.96 Springs cotton/poly Mex/USA
Dust ruffle 15.96 Springs cotton/poly Mex/USA
Queen quilt 39.74 Pem-America poly/cotton China
Throw1 9.50 Mohawk Home rayon/acrylic China
TOTAL RETAIL $139.38
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet NA
Bath towel $1.50 Springs cotton Brazil
Hand towel 1.20 Springs cotton Brazil
Washcloth 0.80 Springs cotton Brazil
Bath rug 9.64 Mainstays nylon USA
Shower curtain 5.96 NA vinyl China
Lotion pump 0.78 Basics Plastic China
Soap dish 1.87 Basics Plastic China
Tissue box NA
TOTAL RETAIL $21.75
Total market basket $161.13
Top price point
Bedding Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Queen sheet set $29.84 Springs cotton/poly USA/Pakistan
Queen bed-in-a-bag 84.75 Springs pima cotton/poly USA
Pair of standard shams 9.96 Keeco cotton China
9.96 Springs cotton/poly Mex/USA
Dust ruffle 24.96 Keeco cotton China
Queen quilt 54.84 Keeco cotton China
Throw1 13.00 Mohawk Home acrylic/polyester China
TOTAL RETAIL $217.35
Bath Price Manufacturer Construction Country
Bath sheet NA
Bath towel $5.92 Springs cotton USA
5.92 Springs cotton Brazil
Hand towel 4.92 Springs cotton USA
4.92 Springs cotton Brazil
Washcloth 3.92 Springs cotton USA
3.92 Springs cotton Brazil
Bath rug 21.96 Springs nylon USA
Shower curtain 24.96 Springs poly China
24.96 Springs poly/nylon China
Lotion pump 7.96 Springs NA China
Soap dish 7.96 Springs NA China
Tissue box NA
TOTAL RETAIL $77.60
Total market basket $294.95


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