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Was Caron Yarn simply soft bought out?
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Jan 15, 2013 21:20:44   #
atvoytas
 
I went to Hobby Lobby today to purchase Caron yarn simply soft white and I couldn't find it. The employee who was stocking the yarn asked me if I needed help and I told her what I was looking for. She then explained that Yarn Bee had bought them out therefore it caron simply soft was being discontinued. She claims that Yarn Bee is manufacturing the new yarn. She told me that the colours are not the same and they are changing the names too. She had said that ordering was a big mess right now. She also showed me the comparison between several colours (from the caron yarns that remained on the shelves and the new yarn) and I was surprised at the difference in hues. I said "That's just going to be a hot mess for those of us that are in the middle of projects." So my question to you is this true?!
 
Jan 15, 2013 21:35:56   #
pilotskeemsmom
 
No I just some at Michaels and they were just getting some in so who really knows and carons still has their website up and running
Jan 15, 2013 21:36:32   #
atvoytas
 
I hope not:/
Jan 15, 2013 21:42:31   #
pilotskeemsmom
 
yarn bee is hobby lobby's brand maybe she was just pushing it.
Jan 15, 2013 21:46:48   #
Stablebummom
 
There have been several threads about this, CAron Simply soft will be around for a long time according to the company.
Jan 15, 2013 21:47:26   #
atvoytas
 
Stablebummom wrote:
There have been several threads about this, CAron Simply soft will be around for a long time according to the company.


Wooohooo!
 
Jan 15, 2013 21:49:16   #
atvoytas
 
pilotskeemsmom wrote:
yarn bee is hobby lobby's brand maybe she was just pushing it.


That makes sense but she I had noticed that she was replacing ALL the Caron Yarn with Yarn Bee (in the same slots) and pushing Caron (the ones that remained to the back:(
Jan 15, 2013 22:21:56   #
MissNettie (a regular here)
 
Maybe a new employee or at least one that does not know what she is talking about. If I can get DH to let me go to HL tomorrow in Columbia, I will see what they say.
Jan 15, 2013 22:25:33   #
atvoytas
 
MissNettie wrote:
Maybe a new employee or at least one that does not know what she is talking about. If I can get DH to let me go to HL tomorrow in Columbia, I will see what they say.


Awesome! Thank you!
Jan 15, 2013 22:35:18   #
deblovestoknit
 
I don't know anything about Caron being bought out, but at HL (in Columbia) I purchased last week by Yarn Bee (HL brand) called Soft Secret & it was beside very little of the Caron... maybe HL is just going to be using their own brand instead of Caron. (the person who works in the dept was not there).. would like to know! :)
Jan 16, 2013 00:02:07   #
Lolly12
 
atvoytas wrote:
pilotskeemsmom wrote:
yarn bee is hobby lobby's brand maybe she was just pushing it.


That makes sense but she I had noticed that she was replacing ALL the Caron Yarn with Yarn Bee (in the same slots) and pushing Caron (the ones that remained to the back:(




Wow,if the caron has been discontinued, the store clerk should not be pushing the yarn to the back of the shelf
 
Jan 16, 2013 02:51:35   #
CaroleD53 (a regular here)
 
Perhaps she means by discontinued that it is discontinued by Hobby Lobby and they are no longer going to stock it? You will perhaps still be able to get it elsewhere while they push their own brand?
Jan 16, 2013 06:57:29   #
atvoytas
 
CaroleD53 wrote:
Perhaps she means by discontinued that it is discontinued by Hobby Lobby and they are no longer going to stock it? You will perhaps still be able to get it elsewhere while they push their own brand?


I hope that is what she meant.... I guess I'll just have to go check out Joann's and see what they say.
Jan 16, 2013 06:58:30   #
atvoytas
 
Lolly12 wrote:
atvoytas wrote:
pilotskeemsmom wrote:
yarn bee is hobby lobby's brand maybe she was just pushing it.


That makes sense but she I had noticed that she was replacing ALL the Caron Yarn with Yarn Bee (in the same slots) and pushing Caron (the ones that remained to the back:(




Wow,if the caron has been discontinued, the store clerk should not be pushing the yarn to the back of the shelf


Yes I thought it a bit odd
Jan 16, 2013 10:39:51   #
Raybo
 
Caron has a web site, maybe you could check there
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