Barbecue company sells out

Outback says it has sold out of most of its 2016 range of barbecues, and is confident despite "unclear" Brexit timetable.

Outback UK chief executive Mark Osborne said: "Orders placed by our online, in-store and garden centre trade customers ensured we reached this year's sales targets, and while a Brexit timetable remains unclear we know the British taste for a barbecue will continue to increase.

"For example, the Garden Centre Association reported a 35 per cent rise in May furniture and barbecue sales compared to 2015, demonstrating how much we enjoy an al fresco meal in the great outdoors."

Barbecues in stainless steel were most in demand, said Osborne: "Research had told us these were among top consumer preferences, leading to the 2016 launch of our new Signature barbecue, which sold out to the trade within a couple of months.

"After a successful Solex show in July, when we introduced our 2017 range to a good selection of buyers from all sections of the leisure market, we are now concentrating on discussing forward orders with our trade customers.

"The numbers of stay-at-home holidays is expected to continue to increase, with predicted benefits for suppliers to a growing UK leisure market."


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