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Perspective:
Good News & More News

July has always been our Fabric issue. It was selected to coincide with the ICFA Preview Show at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. That show is really the first time patio retailers get to see next year’s offerings of both fabrics and frames.

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Inspiration Is Everywhere

By Larry Thomas

It could be found at a trade show in Milan, the fresh colors on a new car, on a runway in Paris, or in a Netflix movie – it could even be from the feathers of a peacock.

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A Mirror of 2008!

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Some retailers are thriving, not just surviving, during the COVID-19 pandemic; tired of using an old grill, homeowners are buying new grills, pizza ovens, furniture, and other outdoor products.

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The British Are Here

By Bill Sendelback

At the recent HPBExpo in New Orleans, a number of British companies were displaying for the first time. What follows are snapshots of each company.

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2020 May Business Climate

In early June, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products, asking them to compare May 2020 sales to May 2019. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 229 useable returns.

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Parting Shot: On the Banks of the Arkansas River

Two Foot Ten Foot (yes, that’s the company name) was brought on this project by Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects (yes, that’s the company name) to help design and fabricate two custom fireplaces with large, organically-shaped chimneys and custom gas-log sets.

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Perspective:
Welcome to the
Buyer's Guide

Hearth & Home’s Buyer’s Guide is a compilation of manufacturers in three industries – hearth, barbecue and patio. In this digital issue you can find useful industry data for each of the three industries, as well as the Business Climate that is featured in every issue of the magazine.

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2020 April Business Climate

In early May, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products, asking them to compare April 2020 sales to April 2019. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 234 useable returns.

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Perspective:
The Pandemic Times

It has been one month since the opening of the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in New Orleans, but it feels much longer than that – as it must for all those reading this.

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Yes, We Can!

By Mark Brock

It’s not easy being a woman in the hearth industry, but these 20 bosses know how to handle rudeness – in a nice way.

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Barlow Tyrie at 100

By Tom Lassiter

The iconic British manufacturer of teak outdoor furniture reaches its centennial year, and it’s still family-owned.

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Nørwegian Røøts

By Bill Sendelback

Thanks to Eva Horton and Bret Watson, Jøtul North America is in its fifth decade in North America; it has 100 employees and 1,100 dealers (and, yes, wood is still important!)

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2020 March Business Climate

In early April Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products, asking them to compare March 2020 sales to March 2019. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 220 useable returns.

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