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Exclusive Research on the Outdoor Contract Market

 Contract Market Report

Outdoor manufacturers report the contract/hospitality business is more diversified than it was a year ago, according to those responding to Casual Living's exclusive Contract Outdoor Market Survey.

In 2013, replacement products accounted for 27% of vendor's contract jobs; compared with 40% in 2012.

Casual Living magazine surveyed casual and outdoor vendors as well as designers to gain a better understanding of the outdoor contract and hospitality market.

Responding vendors and designers provided answers to online surveys in February and March 2013. Sixty-two percent of vendor respondents estimate 2012 contract casual furniture sales to be $4.9 million or less; 38% estimate sales to be $5 million or more.

For the complete report, see the May 2013 print issue of Casual Living, or click here for the exclusive online edition.

Stephanie NickellStephanie Nickell | Research Analyst

Stephanie Nickell joined Furniture Today Media Group in 2011 after ten years with the Triad Business Journal as Research Director where she was responsible for developing surveys and questionnaires for Top 25 list features, as well as compiling statistical data for reporters and writing blogs, among other research duties.