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    Joining the outdoor wicker line by Beka Casting is the Rendezvous collection that offers a classic, yet contemporary style complete with a fire pit coffee table. More ...

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Digital Edition for September 2014

The first digital edition of Casual Living is now available, making relevant and useful market information available to anyone in the outdoor furnishings industry whenever and wherever on-the-go readers are. Read it now!


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    Friendship Bench Dedication Ceremony

    Progressive Business Media, parent company of Casual Living magazine, shared a colorful message of friendship with the American Children's Home through the dream of a young girl and a durable bench made of recycled plastic.

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  • Cinde W. Ingram

    Casually Speaking

    Cinde Ingram

    September 12, 2014

    Passion and promise meet as Casual Market returns to Chicago

    Catch your breath. It’s time for the casual furnishings industry’s biggest buying market. Inside our September issue, you’ll see a sampling of the products being introduced this month at the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market in Chicago. You can take a dip into the color trends that are developing for the 2015 marketplace. Also inside those pages is our exclusive research report to provide details of 100 Powerhouse Retailer businesses that offer outdoor furnishings in the United States. Casual Classics, the industry’s largest member-owned buying/design cooperative, describes how its members are responding to the ever-changing ...

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  • Rob Schwing

    Ask The Grill Guy

    Rob Schwing

    September 12, 2014

    A lesson is sales from behind the makeup counter

    Dear Grill Guy, What’s your take on figuring out which accessories to stock and which to take a pass on? I’ve got what I think are some great accessories but I’m having a hard time moving them. What’s your advice? Let me respond with a story. The other day my wife needed new lipstick. We drove to the department store that carries the brand she favors and my wife approached the counter and asked the saleswoman for the $8 lipstick. Approximately 20 minutes later, my wife left the counter loaded down with $148 worth of new ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Inside Out

    Ray Allegrezza

    September 12, 2014

    M-commerce game adds a winning strategy for retailers

    Way back in the day – as in the 1890s – the Baltimore Orioles were among the nation’s top baseball teams.   In addition to a reputation of consistently winning, they are also remembered for being the inventors of “scientific baseball,” a strategy that catches the opposing team unprepared for a certain play. One of the stars of that team was an outfielder called Wee Willie Keeler, who was credited for advising his teammates to “Hit ’em where they ain’t.” Fast forward to today and the game we call retail. Now, more than ever, retailers looking to connect with consumers are ...

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Highlights from the Sept. 16-19 International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market at the Chicago Merchandise Mart. See the photos

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