February 2015

In This Issue

The Price is Right

By Bill Sendelback

Fire pits and fire tables are the fastest growing Outdoor Room products; for relatively few dollars, a lifestyle can be created.

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Creating Comfort

By Tom Lassiter

Jason Lutz and his crew have found a way to soften the seats of their Modern Primitive furniture, and are using that information to build a business.

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Smoke Rises!

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Where there’s smoke, there’s sales. Smoking is a tremendous trend that has legs; if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon, do so now.

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2014 December Business Climate

In early January, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare December 2014 sales to December 2013. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 202 useable returns.

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