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Hearth & Home April 2017

2017 April News

Broil King

The all-terrain Porta-Chef AT220 is compact and convenient for tailgating and camping. Unfold the grill, stand it up and get grilling on 360 sq. in. of cooking surface. The grill has a 16,000 Btu stainless-steel tubular burner system and a cast-iron cooking grid. Call (800) 265-2150 or visit

The Outdoor GreatRoom Company

The Westport Pub Fire Table features two stunning burner options inside a durable wood-look tile top and distressed, rustic wood table base. Homeowners can choose between a UL listed gas burner or the innovative spinning flame of the Intrigue Table Top Fire Feature (also UL listed.) The Westport fire table creates a warm ambiance for outdoor entertaining. Call (866) 303-4028 or visit

Aqua Zone Comfort

The One Cool Fireplace mantel is approximately 12-in. by 48-in. by 48-in. The maple wood cabinet is durable and attractive, with cherry ebony and medium brown finish. The fireplace has a 9,000 to 12,000 Btu mini-split heat pump and a 32-in. Smart TV, earphone jack and USB and network connections. Email or visit

Big Green Egg

The CastIron Plancha Griddle sears meats and seafood, sautées vegetables, grills sandwiches and cooks pancakes and eggs. Steakhouse high temperature grilling is easy and quick. Call (770) 938-9394 or visit

Sika Designs

Recapture French cafe culture with Valerie, an attractive and comfortable chair. Valerie has soft colors and is made of rattan, with curved armrests and a woven seat. The chair comes in a choice of ivory and limegreen with white dots, and is constructed of synthetic fiber. Call (+45) 6615-4224 or visit

Blazing Beats

The Blazing Beats Fire Pit uses a Sound Visualization Fire Burner and Fire Synchonization Chamber to create a visual experience combining the homeowner’s favorite music with fire. The fire pit with dancing flame technology allows the listener to experience favorite songs as the flames dance to the music. Call (800) 511-0825 or visit

More Stories in this Issue

The Achilles Heel

We’ve always believed that the Achilles heel of specialty retailing is the lack of professional help used in showroom design, and then the important follow-up of frequently refreshing it in order to bring customers back into the store – again and again.

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In Praise of Innovation

On Friday, March 3, the 17th Annual Vesta Awards were held at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. As usual, the event began with a wine reception sponsored by Schott Robax.

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Some Things New

By Lisa Readie Mayer

Want to attract more customers to your store? Here’s a dozen creative ideas to help you grow your barbecue business.

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Success Story

By Lisa Readie Mayer

American Propane Gas Company is proof that being first to embrace a new product line has its advantages; the company was the first propane dealer in Oklahoma (1936) and got into grills early as well (in the ’70s).

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2017 February Business Climate

In early March, Hearth & Home faxed a survey to 2,500 specialty retailers of hearth, barbecue and patio products, asking them to compare February 2017 sales to February 2016. The accompanying charts and selected comments are from the 189 useable returns.

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