With the travel industry crushed by the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more than likely that people will be staying close to home this summer. Furniture and home goods retailers are reporting huge spikes in sales of outdoor furniture along with pool, grill and gardening items, as consumers look to make their staycations as fun and relaxing as possible. “People are finding that the more time they spend in their home, the more time they want to have those things that make it more meaningful, more beneficial,” said Ron Hilton, chief sourcing and operations office for Overstock.com. Other retailers reporting sales increases for outdoor furniture include Bed Bath & Beyond and Frontgate.
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