She cut back on the multiple offers and re-focused on providing a solid product in the very demanding world of womens and childrens attire and home goods. Womens apparel is a very large industry and a very competitive industry, Spofford said during an interview on Sept. 7, adding I count ourselves lucky every day knock on wood that we continue to grow. The growth is made possible by a great product, a great brand and a great group of people who work at Garnet Hill, she said. In a crowded marketplace, Garnet Hill has an advantage over competitors in that the heritage of the brand is here in Sugar Hill and Franconia, and doesnt have to be artificially created. Although the scale is much larger than when Dowse and Kirschner owned it, Garnet Hill says it remains true to its commitment to provide high quality at a good price, ergo, value, even as it tries to increase market share. Toward that latter goal, Garnet Hill this year opened in Bridgehampton, N.Y., what is only its second retail store ever. Almost entirely an online and catalog seller, Garnet Hill also brought the tactile textile experience to customers through its mobile boutique, a shipping container transformed into a product showcase. We expect our top line (sales) to grow about 10 percent and our bottom line about 20 percent, said Spofford. Despite having a giant corporate parent, we are what I call a mid-sized company, Spofford continued, and we have the potential to be twice as big as we are in five to seven years. Asked about future readjustments in its labor pool between Franconia and Exeter something that had concerned locals who feared a complete relocation to the Seacoast Spofford said that this is the plan. Exeter is a convenient place for company executives to travel from and meet with international clients and partners, but Franconia is where the companys heart as well as its marketing, inventory management, finance, creative production, quality control and customer service departments are and will remain, Spofford said.
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Now he wants to cash in his restored political capital to help elect a Democratic successor to keep his legacy intact. And lord, does she need him. We once thought that Bill Clinton would be his wifes surrogate-in-chief. But as the prospective First Gentleman has shown, he is hardly in possession of his once-prodigious gifts. Bubba is fine to pinch hit for his stricken spouse with donors, in interviews and even at a rally this week in Las Vegas. But she needs more than he can deliver, especially with increasingly loud voices discussing the possibility of her having to drop out of the race. Rather than the march to a landslide victory that some Clintonistas were contemplating just a few weeks ago, her grasp of even the nomination she won three months ago looks a little tenuous. careerShe needs backup and more than her able, amiable running mate, Tim Kaine, can provide. Team Clinton has a plan to show that she is up to the challenge of running for and serving as president, trying the novel approach of transparency with the release of medical records on Thursday and presumably her engaging in various feats of strength on the campaign by weeks end. Last time, they had her open a pickle jar, maybe now shell box a kangaroo or split a fence post with an ax.
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