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.
"The suppliers will feel the real impact of her brand being dropped," said Marshal Cohen, chief retail analyst with market research firm NPD Group.
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