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<br /> The<br /> RetailObserver<br /> 2764 N. Green Valley Pkwy. Suite 508<br /> Henderson, NV 89014-2121<br /> March, 2013 AN EYE ON THE INDUSTRY SINCE 1970 Vol. 24, Issue 3<br /> LIVINGKITCHEN:<br /> DELIGHTS THE INTERNATIONAL KITCHEN SECTOR<br /> LAS VEGAS MARKET:<br /> DELIVERS BRISK START TO 2013<br /> NKBA REVEALS THE<br /> TOP 10 INDUSTRY TRENDS 2013<br /> Printed on Recycled Paper<br /> 10% Post Consumer<br /> PRSRT STD<br /> U.S. Postage Paid<br /> St. Joseph, MI<br /> Permit No. 158<br /> <br /> <br /> AS I SEE IT •<br /> ELLE’S VIEW<br /> • AS I SEE IT<br /> Let’s Get Ready for Spring!<br /> I<br /> t’s March and the days are getting noticeably warmer and longer. 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S</a> <a title="Mar '13 page 2" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=2"> </a> <a title="Mar '13 page 3" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=3"> </a> <a title="Mar '13 page 4" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=4"> AS I SEE IT • ELLE’S VIEW • AS I SEE IT </a> <a title="Mar '13 page 5" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=5"> </a> <a title="Mar '13 page 6" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=6"> VIEWS • MOE’S MUSINGS • VIEWS Are You Ridi</a> <a title="Mar '13 page 7" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=7"> </a> <a title="Mar '13 page 8" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=8"> • LIVING KITCHEN • LIVING LIVING KITCHEN</a> <a title="Mar '13 page 9" href="http://catalog.proemags.com/publication/29647223?page=9"> G KITCHEN • LIVING KITCHEN • LIVING KITC</a> <a title="Mar '13 page 10" 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