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Product Trends Born in Chicago

February 2017

All signicant product trends in outdoor living originate from the show oor of Casual Market Chicago. This is where exciting new categories such as re pits and outdoor lighting were born, as well as the latest in contemporary styling for the more traditional product staples. ​

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Strong Forecast Leads the Way to Casual Market Chicago

February 2017

Looking beyond their back doors to entertain and recreate like never before, American consumers propelled the outdoor market to grow an impressive 4 1⁄2 percent in 2015, now representing nearly $7 billion in sales, according to research shared by Casual Market Chicago.

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Color Trends

February 2017

​Those shopping Casual Market Chicago will be delighted by a paint box-full of fresh color and pattern options. From bright reds and bold yellows, to striking geometrics and casual stripes, a new color-rich chapter is being written in outdoor living design.

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Casual Market Accessories

February 2017

Proving that fresh décor is just as important as fresh air, today’s consumers have discovered outdoor accessories as an exciting new avenue to let their tastes and personalities shine. Not bound by walls, windows or doors, they are expanding their design horizons; so too are the growing number of suppliers and stores broadening their portfolios with a host of accent categories once found only inside the home.

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Fire Heats Up Casual Market

February 2017

With the power to extend the outdoor season and create an ambiance second to none, re products have become the hottest category in the casual industry. Consumers compare the experience to sitting around a glowing camp re connecting to family and friends, and it’s a feeling that record numbers now want to re-create in their own outdoor settings.

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