Sarah Schmidt

Sarah Schmidt

Recent Posts by Sarah Schmidt:

The Market Implications of the Coronavirus Outbreaks

Global stocks fell on Monday, with declines in all 11 sectors of the S&P 500, as concerns grew over the rising threat of the coronavirus.

Coronavirus outbreaks have disrupted global supply chains linked to China. According to The Wall Street Journal, some economists estimate that a prolonged Chinese shutdown could cost up to $1 trillion in lost manufacturing output.

Topics: Pharmaceuticals Healthcare Industry Insights

7 Key Facts to Know About the U.S. Decking Market

The U.S. demand for decking is expected to grow 1.3% each year to reach 3.6 billion lineal feet valued at $7.1 billion in 2023, according to a new industry study by The Freedonia Group. Here are a few key facts to know about this dynamic market.

Topics: Manufacturing & Construction Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 21, 2020

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This week's topics include the markets for cannabis and CBD, e-commerce boxes, plastic decking, breakfast cereal, and more.

Topics: Industry Insights

4 Key Trends in the Furniture Industry for 2020 and Beyond

Continued growth in building construction and rising disposable income levels have boosted the demand for furniture in the U.S. in recent years.  

The U.S. demand for furniture is expected to reach $68.8 billion in 2022, rising at an annual growth rate of 2.6% from $60.5 billion in 2017, according to the report Furniture: United States by Freedonia Focus Reports, a division of

Topics: House & Home Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 14, 2020

Our research analysts produce a steady stream of new market updates, and this week was no exception.

Check out the latest headlines from our publishers covering a wide variety of industries including electricity generation, kitchen cabinets, commercial payment cards, CBD, and more.

Topics: Industry Insights

4 Top Apparel Industry Trends to Watch in 2020

What does the future hold for the apparel industry in 2020 and beyond?

The answer depends on who you ask.

Topics: Apparel Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: February 7, 2020

Stay ahead of the curve with the latest insights and industry data from Packaged Facts, The Freedonia Group, Simba Information, Marketdata, and Kalorama Information.

Topics: Industry Insights

Weekly Wrap-Up: January 31, 2020

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Topics: Industry Insights

2020 Global Outlook with Regional Breakdowns

Growth forecasts have slipped, trade disputes abound, and geopolitical tensions are escalating.

In these conditions, executives at multinational corporations have “less certainty on the future demand and regulatory environments than at any time in the previous decade,” according to analysts at DuckerFrontier, a market intelligence and consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC.

Topics: Industry Insights

5 Key Trends to Watch in the Beauty Market in 2020

The cosmetics and personal care industry may be massive, but it’s still on an upward trajectory with opportunities for growth in many different product categories, from skin care to make up.

Topics: Cosmetics & Personal Care Industry Insights