Magazine Archives

Political Blockade?

By Bill Sendelback

Through the first three quarters of 2016, sales of gas fireplaces moved at a walk; in the fourth quarter they started to trot; now they’re at a full gallop.

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A Feather in Their Caps

By Richard Wright

For 41 years Sam and Claudia Halsey have run a successful and profitable hearth business in 1,200 sq. ft., and made a lot of friends in the process.

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Straight Talk

By James E. Houck

It’s time to face the truth about the EPA’s Standard of Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters.

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Agrihoods

By Lisa Readie Mayer

The Foodie generation wants to live in farm-based communities; that trend is growing rapidly throughout the land and retailers should take advantage of it.

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Artful Merchandising

By Mark Brock

Having, or finding someone who has, the skill to make your store and products enticing to consumers is the best way to increase your business.

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Experience Preferred

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Consumers are choosing experiences over things. Here’s what that means for barbecue and outdoor living retailers.

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Barbecue Anytime and Anywhere

Barbecuing is not just for summer afternoons on a back porch or patio … but also for breakfast, a chilly late fall evening around a fire table, or even in the winter snow.

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