Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

Tariff Tracker: Recreational Boating Industry Is Rocked by the Rough Seas of a Trade War

The recreational boating industry is facing tariffs not only on boats themselves, but on boat parts and the materials used to construct them. These tariffs are likely to raise costs and increase uncertainty. Will this be too much to withstand for an industry that has rebounded after collapsing during the Great Recession?

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Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Tariff Tracker: RV Industry Faces a Steel and Aluminum Fork in the Road

Recreational vehicle production - much of which is conducted in the US - is heavily reliant on steel and aluminum. Will the Trump administration's tariffs on these materials derail all of the growth the RV market has achieved since the Great Recession?

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This Summer’s 3 Fastest Growing Outdoor Room Elements

This Summer’s 3 Fastest Growing Outdoor Room Elements

Summer is the season for cookouts and al fresco dining, leading some consumers to invest in upgrades to their outdoor living spaces. Check out these 3 high-growth product groups set to propel the outdoor kitchen market through the end of summer and beyond.

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Tariff Tracker: Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Complicate the Kitchen Appliance Market

Tariff Tracker:  Steel & Aluminum Tariffs Complicate the Kitchen Appliance Market

The Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum are set to negatively impact several key kitchen appliance manufacturers with large US manufacturing footprints.

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Tariff Tracker: From Basic to Luxury Goods, Proposed Tariffs to Impact Low-Income Households Most

Tariff Tracker: From Basic to Luxury Goods, Proposed Tariffs to Impact Low-Income Households Most

Consumer products made in China are generally less expensive and more basic or lower-quality versions compared to those that are made in the US, Canada, or Europe. Therefore, Chinese consumer products are widely sold at mass merchandise and discount retail outlets.

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Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

Airstream’s Nest Hitches to the Modern RV Consumer

While Airstream's travel trailers are known for the distinctive aluminum shell, the company's first foray into a fiberglass model might signal a viable roadmap for the future of the recreational vehicle industry in the wake of the Trump administration's tariffs on steel and aluminum.

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The Pros & Cons of LED-Integrated Lighting Fixtures

The Pros & Cons of LED-Integrated Lighting Fixtures

In the general purpose lighting market, LED-integrated fixtures are rising in popularity. Find out why these products are more appealing than ever to consumers, despite a few notable issues.

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Big Data, Big Problems: Is Smart Home Security Really Secure?

Big Data, Big Problems: Is Smart Home Security Really Secure?

Smart technology is the future of home security and automation. However, while smart products are ostensibly designed to make consumers' lives safer and more convenient, questions linger about the security of the devices themselves.

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Soaring in Aerospace, Will 3D Printing Take Off in Auto Manufacturing Next?

Soaring in Aerospace, Will 3D Printing Take Off in Auto Manufacturing Next?

Will the advent of 3D printing cause chaos in the lubricants industry? Not so fast, say Freedonia Group analysts Zoe Biller & Cory Bretz – but the intersection of the two industries will be one to watch.

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Is My Food Safe? Food Safety Developments Aim to Decrease Contamination

Is My Food Safe? Food Safety Developments Aim to Decrease Contamination

Widespread food recalls are seemingly more frequently than ever, underscoring the challenge of ensuring food safety through every step of a complex production and distribution chain. Find out how new technology is helping food manufacturers prevent, discover, and resolve food safety issues more effectively.