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Outdoor exhibitors and products were seen out and about at the spring High Point Market, held April 5-10. See the photos


  • Rob Schwing

    Ask The Grill Guy

    Rob Schwing

    April 15, 2014

    The effective cooking demonstration

    Dear Grill Guy, Can you tell me the benefits to holding an outdoor grilling cooking demonstration? Obviously, people might show up for the food, but does the investment in time and resources really pay off? Want to sell more grills? Then get out of the store and onto the sidewalk and start grilling! When you’re asking a customer to part with a considerable amount of cash on a high-end grill, it’s not enough to recite facts. You need to create a memorable experience. You can tell a customer that a grill rapidly preheats or makes food taste better ...

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  • Cinde W. Ingram

    Casually Speaking

    Cinde Ingram

    April 15, 2014

    Warming up with the economy

    Economists were quick to dismiss a government report that the first quarter economy was weaker than previously thought. They shrugged it off like a dirty shirt, but the cold weather and severe storms across the nation last month may have had them reaching for extra cover. As the snow, ice and flooding fade into memory, the much anticipated and long-delayed spending by consumers should help to invigorate the economy just in time for the spring outdoor furnishings and grilling season. After noting the negative impact weather was having on economic data, Doug Handler, chief economist at IHS Global Insight told ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Inside Out

    Ray Allegrezza

    April 15, 2014

    Casual category growth gains attention

    When it comes to selling casual /outdoor furniture, the vaudeville singer and comedian Jimmy Durante hit the nail on the head when he observed, “Everybody wants to get into the act.” Without a doubt, the outdoor furniture category, which for years was under the radar for many types of retailers, is now under the microscopes of many different retailer channels, each one hoping to turn category participation into plus business. Probably the most recent evidence of this was in Las Vegas, at the recent gathering of the Nationwide Marketing Group along with thousands of its retail dealers. If you are ...

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Detail Oriented: Fire Pits

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  • National Hardware Show

    May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014

    Las Vegas Convention Center

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  • Hospitality & Design Expo

    May 14, 2014 - May 16, 2014

    Mandalay Bay Resort

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  • Showtime

    June 1, 2014 - June 4, 2014

    Market Square Textile Tower and other market buildings

    High PointNorth Carolina

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