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Nov 17, 2003 Issue #12

Cover Story

A materially different way to approach the bath biz

NEW YORK – Retailers are pressing for more design exclusivity, at the same time exploiting licensed programs in a bid to pump new life into bath accessories, suppliers say. Part of their effort centers on better quality and more novel constructions with combinations of materials — from metals, woods and glass — to achieve more varied and value-added looks.