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|Attended in 2006||Plan to attend 2007|
|One or two||55%||56%|
|Three to five||26%||26%|
|Six or more||6%||6%|
Buying group membership
24% of retailers belonged to a buying group in 2006
Buying group membership is up from a reported 21% in 2005. In 2006, three percent more retailers say they'll join a buying group, but two percent who already belong to one say they'll drop their membership.
|Percentage of goods received from vendor that must be repaired or returned|
|Products they import directly|
|Percentage of direct importers importing each product category|
|Dining room/casual dining||47%|
|Other decorative accessories||10%|
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