Who Reads Hearth & Home?
Tom Murray, for one!
Occupation: President, NorthCape
Special Interests/Hobbies: “Skiing, boating, Art.”
Problems/Issues Facing the Patio Furnishings Industry: “Cost inflation coupled with retail price-point deflation.”
Key Trends in the Industry Today: “Blurred lines between indoor and outdoor spaces. Transitional styles, comfortable, truly weather-resistant materials.”
Forecast for the Patio Furnishings Industry in 2018: “Housing will be good, economy will be solid, overall Patio Furniture sales will increase nicely, but there are far more outlets so retail price-points and margins will be further challenged overall.”
Years Reading Hearth & Home: “15 years.”
Reasons for Reading Hearth & Home: “Good content, good view of the market across different types of applications, outlets, and regions.”