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October Digital Edition

Casual Living Cover for 01 October 2014

The October 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

    November 11, 2014

    On the hunt for outdoor products

    During the High Point Market, I heard a couple of buyers on the bus talking about the excitement of being on the hunt. Some shoppers think of it as a sport while others feel anxious about making orders of products that may not have the return on investment they know is necessary to keep their business healthy. While the mindset of retail buyers was as far-ranging as those of the homeowners they are trying to predict, the general mood of the High Point Market was nearly as positive as the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market, held in Chicago in September ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Inside Out

    Ray Allegrezza

    November 11, 2014

    How to succeed: Be the source to create her dream home

    If I mentioned the names of Nat Ancell and Theodore Baumritter, I wonder how many of you would know both or even one of them? In the spirit of true transparency,  I never met Baumritter, but did have the opportunity to meet Nat Ancell very early in my career. For those of you not familiar with either man, Nat and his brother-in-law, Theodore, co-founded Ethan Allen. Even though it was decades ago, I remember my first conversation with Nat as clearly as if it had taken place yesterday. Since I was new to the business and quite literally a tabula ...

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  • Rob Schwing

    Ask The Grill Guy

    Rob Schwing

    November 11, 2014

    Do this one thing in 2015

    Dear Grill Guy, 2014 has been a so-so year for me and my business so I want to rev things up in 2015. How can I get the most out of my store, my products and my employees in the upcoming year? Great question. The close of every year always invites retrospection. The simple act of making a list of what worked and what didn’t is a powerful business tool. By stepping away from the busyness of our day-to-day, we gain insights as to the areas where we’ve had success and want to continue to build, and the ...

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Take a look at a sampling of the outdoor collections and events from the October 2014 High Point Market. See the photos

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