March 24, 2022
Spring is in full bloom! That means it’s time to dust off the deck, prep the patio and fire up the grill. To help our members prepare for more time outside, Sam's Club has curated incredible, on-trend items that are ready for your patio and your plate.
This is the year of back-yarding, and Sam’s Club can help you live outside in style. We're expecting our members to start shopping for their backyards early again this year, as investments in the home and backyard entertaining continue to trend up – 58% of our members surveyed say they plan to purchase spring or summer décor. And 63% of our members surveyed plan to maximize their time outdoors this spring and summer.
From March Madness to Easter, there are so many celebrations and get togethers to be had in spring, and our members are excited to host gatherings again. Here are six must-have trends for the spring season.
Trend #1 - Natural Materials
Sam's Club’s private brand, Member’s Mark, offers quality and details our members love. And you see that with dare to compare patio sets that have high performing fabrics and natural elements. Each patio set, like the Member’s Mark Cahaba 4-piece Deep Seating Set uses Sunbrella fabric, which is resistant to fading, mold and mildew. And, our Member's Mark Colton 4-Piece Deep Seating Set is expertly crafted, and hand-woven with all-weather, color fade resistant wicker for long-lasting quality.
Trend #2 - Fire Elements
Fire elements are a big trend this season. Our Member’s Mark Halstead 7-piece dining set with fire element makes for a beautiful setting to dine with friends and family. The piece uses a liquid propane fire element accented by shattered fire glass. Fire elements are included in many of our outdoor patio sets and tables, so whatever size space you have this exciting element can be included.
Trend #3 - Outdoor Bars and Kitchens
More people are entertaining at home, using their backyards as an extension of their homes, and investing in outdoor kitchen and dining spaces as a result. We can help bring the party to your patio with our Member’s Mark Powell 5-Piece Bar Dining Set featuring swivel motion chairs and a tile-top table. Many of our members’ outdoor lives center on the meals and memories made around the grill, making the Backyard Discovery Saxony Cedar Grill Gazebo the perfect addition to transform a patio into a fully functional cooking station.
Trend #4 - Versatile Furniture
Functional can mean a whole lot of fun, and functional pieces is a trend that continues to pull into the 2022 spring season. The Member’s Mark Gambit Table and the Member’s Mark Lakemont 7-piece Shuffleboard Dining set are both perfect examples of this trend. Play all day with a table that goes from chess to checkers and a dining set that doubles as a shuffleboard.
Trend #5 - Accessible Grilling
We know that our members want it all in one place when it comes to grilling, including more grilling space on a smaller grill, access to high-end yet affordable materials, and functionality. The Member’s Mark Pro Series Pellet Grill gives you 1,024 square inches of cooking space with cooking grates that are easy to clean, durable and include two meat probes to provide internal temperature monitoring. Another dare-to-compare item is our Member’s Mark 4-Griddle outdoor gas griddle that can hold approximately 32 burgers and includes a custom grill cover (as all Member’s Mark grills do) and a griddle cleaning tool kit.
"We’ve really become experts in the outdoor category over the past couple of years. Our members are spending more time outside than ever and creating quality items that our members will love throughout the season, and for years to come, is more important than ever," said Blake McGilton, Omni-Merchant of Outdoor Living.
Trend #6 - Bold Flavors
Our members are more open to trying new and exciting flavors and foods in 2022 and we’re ready to satisfy those cravings. Our merchants have been working with suppliers to ensure the club is stocked with bold flavors to meet member demand.
The Member’s Mark Nashville Hot Chicken Flavored Crinkle Cut Kettle Potato Chips and the Member’s Mark Nashville Hot Seasoning are just what you need to spice up your next outdoor (or indoor) gathering.
And speaking of bold flavors, two new Member’s Mark dips are launching this spring. The Member’s Mark Thai Sweet Chili Chicken Dip and the Pineapple Jalapeño Popper Dip are loaded with bold, intense flavors that make for perfect mashups. The Pineapple Jalapeno dip is a great dip to level up your everyday burger by adding it as a schmear, while the Thai Chicken dip warmed up and added to a bread bowl for dipping makes for an amazing side to take to upcoming celebrations.
"When we’re creating new dips, we of course think about bold flavors. But we also think about how the dip can be used not only for dipping but in multiple out of the box ways like burger schmears, toast toppers and more. I think our members will really enjoy the exciting new dips for the spring season," said Dallas Teshima, Buyer.
Head to the club to snag these spring trending items while you can – happy backyard-ing!