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Barbecue Grills - Gas, Charcoal, Infrared

News, trends and product introductions for outdoor cooking and entertaining including barbecue grills, grill accessories, grill islands, outdoor kitchens and more.
  • Big Green Egg names new president

    The Big Green Egg Company, a dominant brand in the ceramic cooker market, appointed a new president to lead the company. Ardy Arani, an accomplished business executive with more than three decades of experience in a wide range of industries, was tapped to step into the role held by company founder, Ed Fisher, who will now assume the position of chairman. More

  • Big display yields big results for Fortunoff, Weber

    WHEN FORTUNOFF Backyard Stores relaunched under new ownership in February, it had big plans for the grill department at its flagship store in Westbury, N.Y. More

  • Tips for low-fat flavors on the grill

    If you're on a fat-restricted diet, or just into health-conscious eating, you probably know barbecuing is a terrific low-fat way to prepare food. More

  • Smokers are Hot, Hot, Hot!

    Choose the best grill for you

    Step outside on a weekend in most neighborhoods and you're sure to be met with the tantalizing aroma of barbecues wafting from someone's backyard. Increasingly, that outdoor cooking is being done in a smoker. More

  • Grilling season is in full swing

    You're selling grills, accessories and outdoor rooms - not just products! The end game is "fun outdoors with family and friends," which should be a pretty easy sale. More

  • Phillips Collection wins honors

    The Phillips Collection’s innovative designs will bring home to High Point, N.C., five ADEX Awards, including two platinum awards, just weeks before the High Point Market. More

  • As economy wavers, Hansen’s prices hold steady

    Hansen Corporation announced it will maintain its 2007 pricing through Sept.15. More

  • Upper-end market continues to drive grill category

    The grill category has had manufacturers and retailers scratching their heads over the last few years, wondering just how long and if the category will stay afloat. It seems the industry may have achieved a balancing act, and it's within the high-end market, complete with built-in barbecues and islands that don not only kitchen necessities but, thanks to technology, anything a consumer could po... More

  • Troutman offers warranty on rockers

    Troutman Chair Co. announced a lifetime frame warranty on rocking chairs manufactured in its Troutman, N.C. plant. The announcement followed extensive testing of its construction techniques using swelled and interlocked joints and no glue. Troutman's construction standards have led to articles in Furniture/Today, Southern Living and most recently in manufacturing magazine FDM. More

  • Help-Wanted ads down in July

    NEW YORK -- The Conference Board's Help-Wanted Advertising Index , a measure of job offerings in major newspapers across America, declined two points in July to 32. More

  • Master Spas debuts H2X Swim Spa

    Luxury spa manufacturer Master Spas is introducing H2X Swim Spa, designed to allow users to swim against a current, do water aerobics or just relax in a tranquil body of water. It also provides an Xtreme Therapy Seat and a unique standing therapy cove. More

  • Rebecca's Garden grows

    It was these daily experiences that led Kolls to where she is now — an up-and-coming Martha Stewart incarnate for the casual and garden industries. "He laid a seed that lay dormant and finally germinated in me," she said. Retailers and manufacturers may have noticed Kolls' picture on hangtags in several showrooms during the fall's Casual Show. More

Exclusive Research

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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.

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