Hear Joe Higgins’ Economic Outlook on March 10

By Andy Kriege, YSN

Mark your calendars: Appliance industry veteran, YSN columnist and BrandSource keynoter Joe Higgins is returning to the AVB airways next week to present his economic outlook for the second quarter and beyond.

In an exclusive online presentation for BrandSource members and the greater industry, Higgins will assess the state of the nation to help dealers navigate their way through Year Two of the pandemic. The event is scheduled for next Wed., March 10, at 11:00 a.m. CST.

Click here next Wednesday for the link to the webinar.

During his web talk, Higgins will describe how the COVID vaccine rollout will impact the retail landscape over the next six months and the degree of normalcy we can expect in a post-pandemic world. He will also review GDP projections, inflation prospects and the effects of impending stimulus spending to help unravel what he describes as a very complicated period in U.S. history.

A firm believer in America’s economic engine, Higgins is confident that unleashing consumers from quarantine will power further spending and lead to a cascade of positive consequences. Among them:

  • Rising employment in the hospitality sector as Americans resume travel and return to restaurants
  • Continued demand for kitchen remodels as housing prices rise and home equity grows
  • The return of timely home goods shipments as supply chains strengthen and backorders are filled

Still, major obstacles remain, he says, like long-term unemployment, the housing shortage and the emergence of new coronavirus variants. How we tackle those problems while guiding our economic growth will help determine the success of our businesses over the short and long hauls.

So tune in next Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. CST and set a course for your company for the weeks and months ahead. You won’t want to miss it.

Click here next Wednesday for the link to the webinar.

About Joe: Joe Higgins is a former longtime executive with Whirlpool Corp. During a successful career that spanned more than three decades he managed national accounts like Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Sears and Best Buy, as well as independent dealers across the country. He now shares his experience and insights as a keynote speaker, seminar leader, writer and consultant.

BrandSource, a unit of YSN publisher AVB Inc., is a nationwide buying group for independent appliance, furniture, mattress and CE dealers.