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With the holiday shopping season fast approaching, Camp Chef knows the perfect gift for that special someone, the Woodwind Pro. They teased it last week and and released it for sale on Monday. It’s a pellet grill with a slide out smoker box that sits above the pellet fire pot. It’s an innovative way to add more smoke to pellet grilling.

Another company looking to add smoke to their food is Nexgrill. A trademark for the Nexgrill Ora pizza oven was filed and there is even an product page that’s not fully setup on Home Depot Canada’s website. We’re not sure when it will be released, but it’s a cool design with a rotating pizza stone and a built in smoker box.

Sticking with pizzas, Ooni expanded their grocery offerings into bundles. They launched bundled ingredients for various pizza styles for delivery. We’re seeing more and more outdoor cooking companies expand their business into consumables.

If you’re looking for an inexpensive meat thermometer, check out the ThermoWorks ThermoPop 2 that was released this week. They sent us one ahead of launch and it’s fast, accurate and waterproof for only $35.

The depressed grill selling environment hasn’t kept large internet retailer BBQGuys from expanding their business. They opened a design center north of Atlanta to service professionals and consumers alike. It features 6,000 square feet of showroom space.

On the other end of the grilling supply chain, Royal Oak Charcoal has completed construction of their massive Salem, MO facility. They told us via email that they’re installing manufacturing and bagging equipment with plans to be operational late this year.

Last week we covered that an investment firm took up a 7.5% stake in American Outdoor Brands because they felt it was undervalued. The parent company of Grilla Grills must have felt the same, because they announced a $10 million share repurchase program yesterday.

With September ending, another quarter is in the books for Weber. There’s still movement in the executive ranks with their EMEA leader taking a different role internally and planning a retirement next year. Weber also entered into an employment agreement with their Interim CEO. Despite the interim tag, he’s receiving more in compensation than the outgoing CEO.


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