Economic Outlook for the Furniture Industry

2023 26 January
12:00 pm Pacific / 3:00 pm Eastern

Economic Outlook for the Furniture Industry

2022 was a roller coaster ride thanks to our unpredictable economy. What will 2023 bring to the home furnishings industry? Peter Keith, a leading research analyst, and Jake Oubina, a senior U.S. Economist with investment bank Piper Sandler, will join Mark Schumacher for an important discussion. They will look at Inflation and recession concerns, the latest consumer spending trends, and where our economy is headed. It is information that will help your business weather whatever 2023 has in store.

This webinar will answer questions such as:

  • Are we heading into a recession? If so when?
  • What will the consumer demand be in 2023 and beyond?
  • How will the economy in 2023 impact the labor market?
  • Where do we currently stand with logistics and inventory demand, and where do we see this going?
  • What should retailers have in place to help consumer purchasing in 2023?

Our Panel of Experts:

Peter Keith – Sr Research Analyst, Piper Sandler

Peter Keith is a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Sandler, covering hardlines and leisure companies. Prior to rejoining Piper Sandler in 2011, Keith worked as a senior analyst at JMP Securities. Previously, he worked at Piper Sandler as a research associate on the hardlines retail team from 2005-09. From 1997-2003, he worked at RS Investments in San Francisco, where he led the company’s institutional and retail mutual fund sales effort. Keith was awarded Best Up-and-Comer in the Retailing/Hardlines category in Institutional Investor magazine’s annual poll for 2010. 


Jake Oubina – Senior U.S. Economist, Piper Sandler

Jake Oubina is a senior U.S. economist on the economics research team at Piper Sandler. Oubina specializes in broadening and deepening the economics research team’s coverage, working on micro to macro, thematic research, and more. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a director and senior U.S. economist at RBC Capital Markets for over 10 years. Prior to RBC, Oubina was a senior economist and strategist at Gain Capital. He started his career as an economist at Merrill Lynch in 2005.