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  • Vicky Jarrett

    Inside Out

    Vicky Jarrett

    November 30, 2015

    Slice of the Pie

    Pie is uppermost on my mind at the moment, even as I make the shift from Thanksgiving celebrations to work-a-day routine where the pie in question is the world of outdoor home furnishings. Just like serving up Mom’s pumpkin pie, everyone wants a piece of the casual industry pie – the bigger the better. Casual Living’s most recent Universe Study highlights several distribution channels tucking in for their fair share, from the direct-to-consumer contingent at one end to the home improvement centers at the other. Staying one step ahead of the direct-to-consumer group are full-line furniture stores, which will ...

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    Outdoor Focus

    Jennifer Bringle

    November 25, 2015

    Naughty or nice?

    This week, Consumer Reports released its annual holiday list of “Naughty and Nice” companies, recognizing those who’ve gone above and beyond for consumers and those who’ve stumbled this year. Click here to see the full list. Among those on the naughty list were Volkswagen (no surprise there after their emissions scandal this year), Tom’s of Maine and Costco. Of the more than a dozen companies deemed “naughty,” nearly all of them were cited for one glaring crime – misinformation. Whether it was deceptive pricing, misleading marketing or failure to meet promised standards, these companies were faulted for not ...

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    Inside Out

    Vicky Jarrett

    November 20, 2015

    Just press “1”

    We’ve all had to do it. You call a business office and get a recording with the instructions to listen carefully, for the options have changed. Then it’s “1” for this and “2” for that; press * here and # there. Before you wonder what kind of rant you’re about to get into here, let me just say that I recognize the valuable time saver a phone tree can be both for the business receiving the calls and for the person making one. What could be more efficient than listening to a couple options, pressing a number and being ...

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