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Fun fur all 

San Jose Mercury News - Oct 05 4:45 AM
The star of ``Open Season'' is a grizzly bear named Boog, who has grown so domesticated in his splendid captivity that you get the feeling he must while away his evenings ordering from the Crate & Barrel catalog. Days are spent riding a unicycle for the amusement of tourists in the town of Timberline, where the countdown has begun to the start of hunting season.

Ultra vivid scene 
Boston Globe - Oct 05 6:42 AM
It makes perfect sense that the country's first Marimekko major "concept" store, which opened last week, would be in Cambridge.

Is it hormones, or is it all in our heads? 
Courier-Post - Oct 05 2:09 AM
Second of two parts

Cash-flow crunch haunts Pier 1 Imports 
Market Watch - Oct 04 4:08 AM
CHICAGO (MarketWatch) -- Pier 1 Imports Inc., already mired in a costly and challenging turnaround, now finds that it's operating on borrowed time.

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Crate & Barrel Headquarters

Crate & Barrel is a chain of American retail stores, based in Northbrook, Illinois, crate and barrell specializing in housewares, furniture (indoor and out), and home accessories. crateand barrel It started in 1962 with Gordon and Carole crate and barel Segal in Chicago, Illinois. Today there are over 145 stores in crate and barral the United States. Crate & Barrel has two sister stores. CB2 is geared toward young people who crate and barre are on the move. crete and barrel The Land of Nod is for children.

The first store opened in response to a flourishing of world trade in home furnishings due to the crate and barrrel 1962 Kennedy Agreements. The Segals sought out small European companies that crat and barrel were not represented in America and negotiated direct purchases crate and berrel from these factories that could be crate andbarrel sold to the consumer while avoiding a wholesaler's markup. To crate an barrel this day, a majority of Crate & Barrel's products are direct imports from Europe, though Thai, Mexican and Indian crate amd barrel glass and textiles can also be found in their crate abd barrel stores.

The Segals derived the company name by the materials that they originally used brate and barrel to display items in their Chicago store. They turned over crate and barrle the crates and barrels that the merchandise came in, let craet and barrel the wood excelsior spew out, and stacked up the china and glass. This helped emphasize their strongest crate nad barrel selling point that their products were direct imports.

Although locally managed, the controlling stake rate and barrel of Crate & Barrel's stock is now owned by Otto GmbH.


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External links

  • Crate and Barrel's carte and barrel Official Website
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  • Land Of Nod's Official Website
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