Retailers need not worry that their candle departments are going to burn out any time soon. Although the terrorist attacks of last September spurred a sudden increase in the demand for candles -- both for memorial services and as home decor items -- the category is being driven by other, longer-lasting forces, according to retailers, vendors and analysts. The increasing use of scented candles as air fresheners, women's use of aromatherapy candles and the incorporation of candles into the ...

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