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    Outdoor Greatroom Boardwalk

    The marbleized white onyx supercast top coordinates with a composite deck to bring a warm, coastal ambiance to an outdoor space. The Outdoor GreatRoom Company's aptly named Boardwalk with its plank-style top serves as both table and fire pit for total versatility. More ...

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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

    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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BLOGS

  • Cinde W. Ingram

    Casually Speaking

    Cinde Ingram

    October 13, 2014

    Strategy for the future of casual

    With ongoing improvements in the housing and labor markets in addition to total U.S. retail sales (excluding automobiles) topping a record $2.2 trillion on an annual basis, there’s good reason for optimism at the fall furniture markets. The positive mood buoyed the International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market last month as the announcement was made that the show will remain in Chicago through 2022. Despite that reassurance, more casual furniture manufacturers continue to try new exhibition strategies. For example, Pride Family Brands and the Outdoor GreatRoom will make their debut appearance at the High Point Market this month ...

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  • Ray Allegrezza

    Inside Out

    Ray Allegrezza

    October 13, 2014

    Stay ahead of the consumer, trusty retailers

    I recently read an interesting article which suggested that thanks to a slow but steadily improving economy, an improving job market and higher home values, the shoppers are back. To which I say, “Not so fast, Kemosabe.” Oh, she may be venturing out of the house. She may be shopping. She may even be shopping at your store. But that does not necessarily mean she is the same shopper you wooed before the recession. Chances are, your new-normal shopper is carrying less cash, carrying much less debt, may have less of an appetite for luxury goods and is thinking not ...

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  • Rob Schwing

    Ask The Grill Guy

    Rob Schwing

    October 13, 2014

    Select sponsorships with care

    Dear Grill Guy, My store is constantly being approached for cash or product donations. We’d love to support everyone but it’s not fiscally possible. What’s your advice for saying “no” while not looking like the bad guy? There’s not a dealer reading this column who doesn’t receive a tremendous number of solicitations from organizations and causes ranging from the Little League to 5K walks to the recent ALS ice bucket challenge. We’re all charged with being good corporate citizens and part of that is giving back to the community in which our business resides ...

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Photo Galleries

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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

New Products

  • USA Premium Leather

    USA PREMIUM LEATHER

    The company's newest contemporary home theater group features a raspberry leather cover. USA PREMIUM LEATHER
    C-1440, C-1432

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