Magazine Archives

Perspective: Carpe Diem

Ten years ago, Hearth & Home published an article by Jim Houck that took a broad look at the hearth industry, including factors that influence product sales. It was very well received, so we decided to update it.

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Wake Up Mom & Pop!

By Bill Sendelback

It’s the right time for electric fires, a category that has shown remarkable strength and resilience throughout the downturn.

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Facts, Figures & the Future II

By James E. Houck

Despite the uncertainties in weather and the price of fossil fuels, it’s clear that there remains a huge market for hearth products, and it’s increasing every year.

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Forward to the Past

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Wood – Fire – Smoke – Meat – it’s basic, it’s primitive, it’s the next hot trend in outdoor cooking.

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Growth Continues

By Tom Lassiter

There are few negatives but many positives with today’s plastic furniture, and more and more consumers are recognizing that fact.

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Listen Up!

By Bill Sendelback

In Minneapolis, Peter Solac and his crew have made listening to their customers a top priority, and it has paid off.

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The Last Frontier?

By Tom Lassiter

Not every manufacturer has given up on outdoor lighting; here are four companies creating products specifically for outdoor use.

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Off The Grid

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Sustainable grilling and outdoor living products offer a niche profit center, as well as a positive impact on the planet.

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