As Paula Deen’s home-goods empire unravels, companies making or distributing her products — everything from pots and pans to dishes and scented candles — may be left with a messy situation of their own.
Several large stores, including the world’s largest retailer Wal-Mart, announced last week that they would stop selling Paula Deen products. Target, Home Depot, Sears, J.C. Penney and QVC also said they would discontinue her merchandise.
This puts suppliers of Paula Deen merchandise in a difficult spot, said industry experts. They may lose large, lucrative contracts with some of the nation’s biggest stores that were buying her goods. They could also get stuck with lots of unsold Paula Deen merchandise that’s still sitting in their warehouses and factories.
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