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An Abundance of Will

By Richard Wright

In 2003, the hearth industry was mature, retail space had been allocated, and new players entered the field at their own peril. That didn’t deter Holly Markham.

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The Sky's the Limit!

By Bill Sendelback

Who would have guessed, way back in the ’70s and ’80s, that some consumers would pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a fireplace? (Answer: no one)

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Buckets of Ideas

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Here’s a load of good ideas on how to promote your outdoor products, put on events, tie-in via social media, and keep your customers coming back.

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Meet the Millennials

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Millennials value experiences over things, doing over acquiring, traveling and seeing the world over being wealthy.

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Designed to Sell

By Lisa Readie Mayer

3-D design software can help retailers sell more outdoor living products. (Psst! It could turn out to be your best salesperson.)

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2019 September Business Climate

In early October Hearth & Home faxed and emailed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products, asking them to compare September 2019 sales to September 2018. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 194 usable returns.

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Parting Shot: Views All Around

Norway is perhaps best known for its coastal fjords, but the northern landscape has much to offer in its interior as well. Architecture firm Snøhetta took the opportunity to design a robust but low-impact building for visitors to immerse themselves in the Dovre Mountain plateau.

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Canada: An Introduction

By Richard Wright

Last year, a major topic of conversation and concern was the 2,000-plus wildfires burning in British Columbia, and polluting the air in places such as Vancouver to the extent that it was said to be “worse than that in Beijing.”

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Mornings in the Tub

By Bill Sendelback

For some it’s yoga, for others meditation, but for the Bourques it’s hot water and planning the day that leads to success (yep, even throughout the frigid Canadian winters).

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Known & Respected

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Known for its commercial foodservice appliances, Crown Verity adds residential appliances to its lineup.

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Not the Greatest

By Tom Lassiter

Patio furniture sales were impacted by the weather (surprise!), a weak loonie, and the U.S. president’s tariffs.

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A Formidable Team

By Tom Lassiter

CabanaCoast has visionary owners, quick-ship on everything, and a concentration on both specialty and commercial business.

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