By Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 2/26/2007 12:00:00 AM
Woes of a Market Attendee
To the Editor:
Regarding the February market, I question any advantages of the timing as we work with all our key customers well in advance of market and while it may be advantageous to a few....the loss to the greater whole is hardly worth it. I know of very few retailers who see it as an advantage.
Fortunately, the storm hit once everyone was already in NYC. After the major investment in the showroom and the transport of all of our people, I can only imagine a storm hitting over the weekend and significant numbers of customers cancelling or postponing their trips.
Gone are the leisurely walks home to the hotel after dinner. February put an end to that. Gone are the walks in the park and the proverbial "smelling of the roses." I for one feel we all work hard enough to be able to expect some enjoyment out of being in NYC. The crime of all this is that I truly enjoy New York and all it has to offer. The fear is that this may be one more reason some people will rally to the cry to "Move west, young man." Better book the Bellagio now while there's still space.
Loren Sweet, President, Brentwood Originals, Carson, Calif.
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