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Jan 06, 2003 Issue #17

Cover Story

It was two steps forward, one back

The year for the industry's leading textiles suppliers mirrored the progress of the economy as a whole: a period of recovery for many, as firms chipped away at market share to regain ground lost in 2001. HTT's annual ranking of the Top 5 suppliers in 18 distinct product categories tells a rosier picture than it did one year ago.