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May 2018

In This Issue

Perspective:
May Is Barbecue Month!

It’s the start of the season. For most (some?) of us, winter has now passed, the grass is green, flowers are flowering, and an older man’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of char-broiled burgers, or t-bone steaks, with grilled veggies, perhaps potato salad, and a cold beer.

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Leadership: The Competitive Advantage

By Mark Brock

Despite their humility and self-effacing qualities, great leaders go about their jobs with stoic determination and fierce resolve to do whatever it takes to make their companies great.

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Cooks and Their Books

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Retailers, competition pros, and other experts are releasing new books on the latest barbecue trends. You can too!

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2018 March Business Climate

In early April Hearth & Home sent a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio and barbecue products, asking them to compare March 2018 sales to March 2017. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 186 useable returns.

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Parting Shot: Ancient Party Barn

In Postling, Kent, the architectural firm of Liddicoat & Goldhill undertook the restoration and renovation of a cluster of historic agricultural buildings into a getaway for relaxing and gathering.

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