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Perspective: Shocked!

What a surprise – shocked may be a better word – it was when results came in from a retailer survey we conducted in August of 2019.

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Nothing’s Impossible

By Richard Wright

Laid off in 2009, Ross Morrison and three friends formed a company – Stellar Hearth – and now are doing what they love, and what they do best.

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Its Time Has Come!

By Bill Sendelback

Electric Fireplace sales are now moving well through the specialty hearth retail network, and the market for those products is enormous.

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Modesty, Honor, Integrity

By Richard Wright

As Janet Wansor reluctantly leaves her position at Jensen Leisure Furniture, she reflects on the past 28 years, her successes, and most importantly, the people she has met along the way.

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That First Taste!

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Your customers may begin with gas, but chances are they will graduate to kamados, smokers, or charcoal grills.

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The Family Torch

By Bill Sendelback

A second generation of Shimeks stays mainly with hearth products, but this time it’s primarily for the outdoors.

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2019 November Business Climate

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

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Perspective:
The Past & Future

The main thrust of this issue – as it usually is at this time of year – is to provide you with a glimpse of how your peers view the passing year, as well as the coming year. Read the industry sections carefully and you should be able to sense consensus on some issues facing us in 2020.

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