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Apr 01, 2005 Issue #4

Cover Story

Wood furniture a mixed bag for retailers

Casual wood furniture is proving to be a mixed bag for retailers nationwide. Some have found success, while others have eliminated teak dining and living sets from their floors altogether, due to poor sales, distribution disagreements and shipment problems. Those who have had success moving the product, like Keith Guidry at Percy Guidry's Hearth and Patio, Lafayette, La.