It’s summertime and the casual living’s easy
By Duke Ratliff
Outdoor furniture makers and sellers have lots of reasons to be optimistic as they enter the height of their selling season.
First, the weather has been cooperating in most parts of the United States.
“As you might guess, weather is very important to the category,” said Joseph P. Logan, executive director, International Casual Furnishings Association. “We’ve generally had a good spring, with some regional exceptions. It should be reflected in sales for 2010.”