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News, trends and product introductions for outdoor cooking and entertaining including barbecue grills, grill accessories, grill islands, outdoor kitchens and more.
  • Brian Casey leaving High Point Market Authority

    Brian Casey is stepping down as president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority effective April 30 to take another job, the agency that coordinates the High Point Market said today. More

  • Hot at HPB

    HIGH-POWERED, VERSATILE grills will be the flavor of the day at this month's HPBExpo in Salt Lake City, as retailers will find a breadth of cooking stations to accommodate the different needs of their customers. Vendors are also offering everything needed to furnish and maintain outdoor spaces, from inviting patio seating and firepits to efficient heating and cooling systems. More

  • Weber survey shows Americans spending more time grilling

    AN ANNUAL nationwide study reveals that 7% of Americans report spending more than 10 hours each week cooking outdoors during their grilling season. With this, almost half (49%) of all study respondents say they grill or smoke-cook year-round, including 37% at or below freezing temperatures. More

  • Sticky Fingers Smokehouse launches new packaging

    STICKY FINGERS Smokehouse recently launched new packaging for its Deluxe Sauce Pack, sold online and in its 17 restaurants. More

  • Good displays, clean stores work for winning grills sales

    THERE SEEMS to be some reluctance on the part of specialty retailers to carry grills these days. This column is the final one in the series that will attempt to "bust" some of the more common myths associated with entering or staying in the grill-selling business. More

  • Designing outdoor kitchens

    IT IS a home feature that continues to grow in demand. A recent National Association of Home Builders study found that demand for outdoor kitchens in upscale homes is predicted to rise steadily over the next 10 years. Of those surveyed, 71% believe the outdoor kitchen will be a critical feature of high-end homes. More

  • Outdoor living on the go

    PORTABLE GRILLING products and outdoor furnishings have come a long way to serve the desires of consumers on the go. This growing niche encompasses quality, innovation and construction built to move not only around the backyard or to a vacation destination, but off the sales floor as well. More

  • Creating one-stop shops for outdoor living

    When Mark Nureddine founded Bull Outdoor Products 18 years ago, his philosophy was simple. Do one thing - in his case, making portable outdoor kitchens - and do it better than anyone else in the marketplace. But like three other exhibitors at this month's HPB Expo, he realized keeping his business on a growth track is anything but simple. More

  • Stepping outside the lines

    I'M LOOKING forward to this month's HPBExpo, where the outdoor burn area provides tantalizing aromas and tastes of grilled food. Everyone there will be searching for the next great product consumers think they must have. More

  • The Big Green Egg Company unveils new brand identity, logo and tagline

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    ATLANTA — The Big Green Egg Company introduced a new logo, brand identity and tagline at the 2011 HPBExpo in Salt Lake City, March 3-5. More

  • Barbecue and PR expert Donna Myers dies

    DONNA HOLCOMB MYERS, 72, died Jan. 7, of Creuzfeldt-Jakob Disease at her home in Holmdel, N.J. The former Casual Living grill columnist was remembered as a leading expert on the barbecue industry and a pioneer for women in public relations. More

  • Training turns up the heat for grill sales

    THERE SEEMS to be some reluctance on the part of specialty retailers to carry barbecue grills these days. This column is the second of three that will attempt to "bust" some of the more common myths associated with entering or staying in the grill-selling business.
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Total retail sales for chat groups reached an estimated $1.09 billion in 2015, according to the 2015 Casual Living Universe Study. That’s a 6.4% increase over 2014’s sales of $1.02 billion. Read the full report.