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August 2018 Flipbook

August 2018 Articles

What's In Outside?

By Lisa Readie Mayer

If the surveys are correct (and they most likely are) this should be a good year for The Outdoor Room®, which means a good year for smart retailers who are actively promoting the concept.

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Backyard Evolution

By Lisa Readie Mayer

The Smithsonian Museum has created exhibits – both static and traveling – that celebrate barbecue and the American Backyard as formative elements of our lives.

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All in the Family

By Bill Sendelbeck

Ken Moss is the third-generation owner of a store that began by selling wood stoves, and now sells not only hearth, but barbecue and Outdoor Room products as well.

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Culinary Historian

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Paula Marcoux, culinary archeologist and authority on live-fire cooking, explains how the past is prologue to this hot trend.

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2018 June Business Climate

In early July, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, patio, and barbecue products, asking them to compare June 2018 sales to June 2017. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 216 useable returns.

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