Many U.S. consumers engage in some form of outdoor entertaining, with an average frequency of about four times per year, and many plan to make outdoor entertainment purchases. The findings come from an NPD report, Outdoor Entertaining Trends 2008: Consumers Bring the Indoors Out, said that 45% of outdoor entertainers purchased some type of related product in the past 12 months.
The report says more than 40% of outdoor entertainers plan to purchase/add an item to their property in the next 12 months. Firepits/outdoor fireplaces, outdoor lighting, and water fountain/décor were among the top products outdoor entertainers said they plan to purchase within the next year.
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