In 2013, nearly 80 percent of households owned an outdoor grill or smoker, according to HPBA
Americans always have grilled outdoors, but the trend toward outdoor living and entertaining developed after the national tragedy of September 11," says Deidra Darsa, HPBA
President Jack Goldman says the increased shipment numbers reflect the popularity of the new outdoor living trend.
effort to grill the Thanksgiving turkey also includes a direct mail and e-mail drive to retailers encouraging them to participate in educating consumers about cooking their turkeys outdoors.
Donna Myers, HPBA
barbecue spokesperson, reports that of the $160 billion dollars spent on remodeling in 2001, more than hall" was spent on the outdoors.
is promoting a 12-month grilling "season," said spokeswoman Donna Myers, adding that the group "is casting a wide net," including unveiling a new logo along with print, broadcast media and online promotions.
will develop a set of backyard plans that retailers and builders can show clients.
Fifty-six percent of grill owners use their grills year-round, according to the HPBA
That theme was among the most important trends seen during the 25th annual Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association Expo here last month, according to HPBA
spokeswoman Donna Myers, who said the biggest trend in grilling for 2005 is the growing emphasis on styling the outdoor room.
A 2003 HPBA
survey discovered some of the outdoor room attributes consumers have embraced in the past year.