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Spice It Up: 2 Product Categories for Outdoor Grilling

In recent years, many homeowners have become backyard dwellers, spending the majority of their time outside instead of going out. According to a Harris Poll conducted on behalf of Omaha Steaks, 79% of Americans enjoy outdoor BBQs with friends and family more than going out to a restaurant.

As the seasons change and customers are coming to your store to purchase a new grill and accessories, here are a variety of products you should stock to make your store a grilling destination.

Seasonings Galore

Stocking a variety of seasonings for grilling and smoking food is the easiest way to build transaction size through add-on sales. There are thousands of seasoning brands, all with similar flavorings so when thinking about what to purchase, try to go with well-known brands that customers recognize. Spiceology, a well-known brand and a top choice for high-level home cooks and professionals, sells a variety of barbecue seasonings including:

Another well-known barbecue seasoning brand is Meat Church BBQ. Meat Church sells seasonings such as:

Although stocking brands customers will know, it’s a good idea to search for brands local to your store as well to introduce products made in your communities.

Sauce Boss

What goes better with a 12-hour smoked brisket? Sauce. From barbecue sauce to hot sauce, stocking something to cover or dip the meat in after cooking is a must when curating your selection. Hoff and Pepper is a great, USA-made sauce company based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Some of their various sauces include:

Gabrick Barbecue Sauce Co. is a relatively new brand that blossomed after its food trailer shut down during the pandemic, resulting in the company pivoting its business model to bottle its popular sauces.

About Jacob Musselman

Jacob is the content coordinator for Hardware Retailing Magazine. A lifelong Hoosier, Jacob earned a B.S. in journalism and telecommunications with a minor in digital publishing from Ball State University. He loves making bagels, going to farmers markets with his wife Hannah and two dogs and watching Formula One.

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