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Paula Deen and Pride at HP Market

Or rather, outside the house. Casual Living Editor Waynette Goodson gets the inside scoop on Sunvilla's two outdoor Paula Deen collections - with a hint at what's next. And it's all thanks to Universal Furniture. Click Here to watch this video!

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October 2016

Be sure to check out our October issue! It’s chock full of market coverage from spoga + gafa in Cologne, Germany, to Casual Market Chicago, plus a special Outdoor Consumer Survey.

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Spoga + Gafa

spoga + gafa Report
Easy being green...    At spoga + gafa, the international garden fair with environmental flair.

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  • Ronda Whitaker

    Casual Grilling

    Ronda Whitaker

    October 20, 2016

    Hut, two, three ways to use tailgating and social media to boost sales

    According to Webster’s Dictionary, “tailgate” is an adjective “relating to or being a picnic set up on the tailgate,” which is the board or gate at the rear of a vehicle. Well, we think tailgating is much more fun than that, and you don’t have to be at a game to have a party. In fact, you can be at your own store. Whether it’s the NFL, your favorite collegiate team or your local high school, celebrating the games can also be a sales opportunity, from setting up a special store display to hosting an in-store event ...

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    Outdoor Focus

    Jennifer Bringle

    October 17, 2016

    Why I Bought Furniture Online

    I have a confession to make: I’m a big online shopper. Don’t get me wrong, I’m also a pretty big brick-and-mortar shopper, too. (Actually, I’m a big shopper in general - I may have a bit of a problem!) But it’s hard for me to resist the allure of the digital marketplace. Much of my web shopping is for items such as electronics, clothing, diapers, etc., but I’ve also made a few furniture purchases online. While I’m usually a “need to see/touch” kind of furniture shopper, there have been instances when I’ve ...

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  • Bruce Bjorkman

    The Barbecue Lifestyle

    Bruce Bjorkman

    October 14, 2016

    Selling the Sizzle

    I am an unabashed cigar smoker. I get great enjoyment sitting out on my covered patio, firing up my pellet grill and a great cigar at the same time—it’s a relaxing way to enjoy a perfect day in Oregon. Every spring, I purchase around $200 worth of cigars from a catalog retailer based in North Carolina. I’ve been a longtime customer of this firm, and I like their wide selection of stogies. One of the company’s marketing tools is a daily sale email sent out to customers. Every morning, a new sales pitch arrives in my ...

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    spoga + gafa 2016

    Check out these images of the 2016 international garden fair, spoga + gafa, in Cologne, Germany. We couldn’t fit all of them into the pages of your October issue, so here’s the bonus slideshow!

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