FLORENCE — Mergers and acquisitions were Topic A during the Pitti Filati yarn fair, as mills seek partners to help them survive the global recession.
The yarn trade show, which ended a four-day run July 9 at Fortezza da Bazzo fairgrounds here, attracted 118 exhibitors showing fall yarn collections. International visitor numbers were down 10 percent and the total number of visitors came in at 4,900, compared with 5,500 last year.
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