Tailgate, Backyard & BBQ

Tailgating & Recreation: You Can Take it with You

April 3, 2017

From inflatable to fold-up products, portability is a sales driver in the tailgating and recreation category, making it a key department for downsized products. Retailers can now find everything, including the kitchen sink – and the stove and the...

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5 New Camping Chairs

May 11, 2016

Portable chairs are convenient to take along for any outdoor activity, whether it’s for camping, a day at the beach, or a get-together at the park. From basic chairs for kids and adults, to chairs that offer multiple features, consumers have a...

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Reporting from the National Hardware Show – Silver Lot

May 3, 2016

Tailgating, Backyard & BBQ If you take the shuttle to the Show, you will be dropped off outside the Silver Lot where the party in the Tailgate, Backyard and BBQ area will be hopping. Keep an eye out for portable grills, pizza ovens, smokers and...

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Outdoor Games

April 13, 2016

The weather is warming up, and the time to get outside and spend time with family and friends is upon us. To go along with get-togethers, barbeques, or just hanging out, suggest games like these to increase your customers’ outdoor fun....

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Campfire Tools

March 23, 2016

Soon many consumers will be heading into the great outdoors and looking for items that can make their time spent at the campsite worthwhile. Here are a few products retailers can offer outdoor enthusiasts: Fire Fishing Pole and Crank-Eez by...

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Backpacking and Camping Trends

February 24, 2016

Spring is right around the corner, and many consumers are dreaming of outdoor activities. Whether camping, backpacking, hunting, or spending a few days at the lake, these activities not only are a great way to enjoy the great outdoors, they are...

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4 Trends in Backyard BBQs for 2016

February 24, 2016

Although die-hard grilling enthusiasts never let cold weather get in the way of outdoor cooking, spring often heralds the barbecue season. Here are a few trends in backyard BBQs to look for in 2016. Smokers: A growing number of consumers are...

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New Portable Beverage Containers

February 3, 2016

The growth of the craft brew and microbrewery industry, as well as the popularity of at-home soda machines, has created a unique opportunity for manufacturers to develop products that can transport carbonated beverages without leaking, while...

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Hand-Pull, All-Terrain Carts for Outdoor Recreation

January 13, 2016

Outdoor recreation does not always mean travelling with only the bare necessities stowed in a backpack. Hunters, hikers and others may need to carry additional gear that does not easily fit in a pack or that may be heavier and more bulky than can be...

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Winter Grilling Tips

December 23, 2015

Nothing beats the taste of grilled meat, but grilling during the winter comes with challenges. Retailers can offer customers tools to make winter grilling easier. Heavy-duty grills that can retain heat are the best for wintertime grilling. With...

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