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Thursday, June 29, 2017 Vol. 81 No. 2


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01 |Digital Edition
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07 |Article Archive
08 |BuZZ!
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13 |Trade Show Calendar
14 |Hard Goods Distributors
15 |Media Kit 2017
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June 2017 Issue

Features
Young Retailer Award: Diversify or Disrupt | Ellen C. Wells
We asked the three nominees for our 2017 Green Profit/Dümmen Orange Young Retailer Award which option they prefer: diversifying or disrupting the industry. Here’s what they chose.

Improving the Ambience | Jennifer Polanz
Fun touches of lighting can help create a whimsical mood in the garden and in the outdoor room.



Consumer Buzz
Millennials Movin’ on Up | Ann-Marie Vazzano
According to recent research from Bain & Company and Farfetch, by 2025, Millennials will make up 40% of personal luxury purchases globally.

Buying from Bots | Ann-Marie Vazzano
More retailers are relying on artificial intelligence to interact with shoppers, but many consumers are still skeptical.



Columns
Living Life Outdoors | Jennifer Polanz
People love to dream about their outdoor spaces.

Outdoor Ruminations | Amanda Thomsen
Everybody deserves an outdoor room; we’re just the people to make that happen.




Profit Planet

Consider role-playing with your team about different ways to ask a customer to wait.
The Friel World

Outdoor rooms are more about wanting than needing.


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