Record barbecue sales predicted

Met Office forecasts of high temperatures ahead have prompted barbecue supplier Outback to predict record sales as the UK expects a third warm summer in a row.

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Image: HW

Outback International UK chief executive Mark Osborn said: "Many of our on-line and garden centre trade customers reported heavy demand for all types of barbecue last year - particularly at the top end of the market - and some ran out completely.

"A combination of sunshine and stay-at-home holidays is likely to see more barbecue get-togethers than ever this year.

"Research tells us there's been a tripling in demand for barbecues at the premium end of our range in the past three years, which has led to the development of our stainless steel multi-facet Signature for the 2016 season."

Outback's other newcomer for 2016 is the Jupiter 2,3 and 4-burner series, which includes a removable grill to allow cooking with a pizza stone, wok or griddle, as well as a built-in cabinet storage unit.

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