Mar 01, 2005 Issue #3

Cover Story

Everyone looks to good weather and strong sales

The majority of casual furniture retailers who shared expectations for the 2005 season chose descriptions like strong, great and exceptional as they predicted increased sales and profits ahead. "My expectations for 2005 are for an increase in sales due to the bright color trends in outdoor materials and the variety of media used in furniture," said Anna Papp, owner, Outdoor Living Center, Covin...