Industry Data

The Right Direction

By Richard Wright

A 3% gain over the prior year doesn’t seem like much, but it’s the sixth year in a row with positive numbers; that adds up.

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2017 January Business Climate

In early February, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products asking them to compare January 2017 sales to January 2016. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 231 useable returns.

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2016 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 2016 sales to December 2015. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 197 useable returns.

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2016 November Business Climate

In early December Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare November 2016 sales to November 2015. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 186 useable returns.

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The New American Suburb

By Patrick Sisson, Curbed

It’s diverse, dense, and booming, and a magnet for Millennials seeking the benefits of urban living, but in a more affordable setting.

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2016 October Business Climate

In early November Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare October 2016 sales to October 2015. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 182 useable returns.

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2016 September Business Climate

In early October Hearth & Home faxed a survey to specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare September 2016 sales to September 2015. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 203 useable returns.

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