Infographic: 2015 Retail Compass Survey of CFOs

What are retail CFOs anticipating as they look to the year ahead? We’re preparing to release our 2015 Retail Compass Survey of CFOs report shortly, complete with a full analysis of the firstsecond and third round of results.

So far, 2015 has brought weaker-than expected sales gains for retailers. But longer-term growth indicators—including a stronger job market, promising consumer confidence levels and financial market stability—have retail CFOs feeling up about 2015 overall. Those we surveyed anticipate that further increases in consumer confidence levels will propel solid sales gains throughout the year ahead. Meanwhile, they expect the hyper-competitive landscape will prompt more retailers to consider M&A as a growth tactic in 2015.

Before we release the full report, take a look at our latest infographic below, which covers retailers’ sales projections, M&A expectations and considerations around key 2015 digital investments: