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A bear market? Plunging demand? These 4 analysts tell you what’s next

HIGH POINT — Declining consumer demand, coupled with rising inflation has put increased pressure on furniture retailers and manufacturers to keep their businesses moving in a positive direction this spring. For some the task has proved difficult as there are increasing reports of layoffs and closings across the furniture and mattress sectors.

The news in June that the stock market had  officially entered a bear market, coupled with a series of interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve has rekindled talk of a coming recession.

To put in perspective what these economic disruptions mean for the furniture industry

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