Most of the exhibitors said they were satisfied with their participation in the show; Of course, in such a dull environment, every positive signs are welcomed.

Actually, in New York too, the crisis was prominent… “US retailers would have already kissed goodbye to the holyday season,” was the kind of rumour heard in the aisles. While, it was also possible to hear information about the level of new launches being more or less as usual.

From the suppiers’ side, it appeared that, once again, prices hold the centre-stage. “We are back to front again,” commented the representative of a plastic injection firm. “And our customers do note hesitate to seize this opportunity,” commented another. Within such a context several of them were openly speaking about the next bankruptcies to come.