Five chief executive officers shared their outlooks on 2009 and business goals for the year, including controlling inventory, maintaining liquidity and not panicking.
JILL GRANOFF, KENNETH COLE PRODUCTIONS INC.
2009 outlook: “When we think about 2009, it’s certainly a time of uncertainty, but at the same time, it’s a time of opportunity. It’s less about pushing top-line sales and more about laying the foundation for future growth, so we will be well prepared when the economy rebounds.”
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