Survey: Cotton Merch Retails to Jump This Summer

NEW YORK - Capital Business Credit's recent survey of 70 consumer goods manufacturers and importers projects retail pricing on cotton merchandise will rise 10% to 15% this summer, especially in apparel and home.
     In addition to higher pricing on raw cotton, respondents took into account the impact of higher logistical costs when evaluating retail increases. Some 62% said their logistics costs were up more than 5% - and nearly two-thirds of that group said their were passing along at least a portion of the pain to retailers.
     "For manufacturers and importers the rise in oil prices (89.6%) as well as the conflicts in Egypt and Libya (62.5 %) is the driving force behind this increase," said Capital Business Credit, a commercial finance company specializing in supply chain financing with a focus on the retail industry.

Home & Textiles Today Staff | News & Commentary

 Home Textiles Today is the market-leading brand covering the home and textiles markets, offering a comprehensive package of print and online products. Home & Textiles Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more.

Featured Video

  • The Countdown to the ICON Honors Continues featuring Christophe Pourny

    Camera Icon More Videos


HTT digital edition

See the May 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we discuss our annual Market Basket survey, which finds higher prices and more polyester at leading retailers. See details!