Buyers thinking big out West: show shoppers seek broader assortments

SAN FRANCISCO--Bigger spring and summer commitments of home textile retailers at this week's Home Fashion West show, which opened here yesterday, reflect consumers' demand for wider selections. Home textile retailer An upsurge of retail sales over the last 90 days is a big factor in swinging the merchandising pendulum away from the increasingly narrow assortments that marked the programs of many stores in the recession, merchants indicated. "We'll be competing for business not only with … [Read more...]