Hilfiger in Five Years: Firm Said to Forecast Wholesale Will Halve

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The long-term picture for the U.S. wholesale business at Tommy Hilfiger isn't a pretty one. According to investment sources, Hilfiger is projecting that U.S. wholesale sales will drop by more than half by fiscal year 2009.

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