IBJ Podcast: Patio and yard goods are still hot—and some are in short supply

Keywords Podcast / Retail / Retailers

Sales of grills, patio furniture, fire pits and other outdoor goods skyrocketed last spring and summer as the pandemic forced people to huddle at home.

So a big question for this spring—as vaccinated people started venturing out again—was whether that trend would continue. Local garden and outdoor venture retailers say it has. In fact, they say sales of some products, like outdoor furniture, have been even hotter, which is just one of several reasons many outdoor goods have been hard to come by.

Host Mason King talks with two of those retailers—Scott Horvath, owner of O’Malia’s Living, and Pat Sullivan, who owns owner of three Sullivan’s Hardware & Garden stores plus Allisonville Home & Garden by Sullivan.

They explain the supply chain issues that are causing a shortage of bigger-ticket items like fire pits and furniture and smaller, everyday products like watering wands and garden hoses.

For more about the trends, check out Kurt Christian’s store at IBJ.com.

Click here to find the IBJ Podcast each Monday. You can also subscribe at iTunesGoogle PlayTune In, Spotify and anyplace you find podcasts. Here are some of our recent episodes:

IBJ Podcast: Pete The Planner says stimulus ahead ‘is going to blow people’s minds’

IBJ Podcast: Why IU’s Mike Woodson hire is about much more than winning games

IBJ Podcast: A pediatrician on kids, COVID, variants and vaccines

IBJ Podcast: Indiana’s vaccine rollout has been smooth—but not as fast as many states

IBJ Podcast: How Sun King came through the pandemic in better shape than it entered

Please enable JavaScript to view this content.

Story Continues Below

Editor's note: You can comment on IBJ stories by signing in to your IBJ account. If you have not registered, please sign up for a free account now. Please note our updated comment policy that will govern how comments are moderated.

{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining
{{ articles_remaining }}
Free {{ article_text }} Remaining Article limit resets in {{ count_down }} days.