posts tagged as Brick and mortar


Navigating the New Age of Retail Real Estate

Despite strong year-end sales, the U.S. retail landscape remains rife with uncertainty as retail bankruptcies and store closures continue to gain momentum. Meanwhile, mall operators and retail REITs, left with vacant spaces from... read more


By David Berliner | October 11, 2018

Retail in the Red: BDO’s Bi-Annual Bankruptcy Update — 1H 2018

Burdensome debt and an evolving retail landscape led to several bankruptcy filings and store closures in the first half of 2018. read more


Infographic: 2018 Will Test Retail’s Online & In-Store Balancing Act

Retail’s precondition for strong connectivity across the business and with customers has many retail execs investing more their digital capabilities. read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | February 01, 2018

Will Retailers Sink or Surf in 2018?

Retail execs predict a boost in retail M&A activity and e-commerce, but tax reform and changing consumer behavior may pose hurdles. read more


Infographic: The 12 Trends of Holiday Shopping

The holiday season stands as a crucial quarter for retailers’ financial well-being. What trends will determine their success this year? BDO polled 1,000 consumers and 100 retail executives on their holiday shopping outlooks. read more


By Ted Vaughan | November 13, 2017

What’s Next For Amazon?

Equipped with Whole Foods’ strong brand recognition, Amazon is set to shape the future of the grocery industry. The e-commerce giants’ expansive consumer data and logistics capabilities ensure its foray into groceries and meal kits has... read more


By David Berliner | September 07, 2017

Retail In The Red: BDO’s Inaugural Quarterly Bankruptcy Update

So far this year, retail has seen more than 4,000 retail store closures while over 20 retailers declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Many point to the e-commerce boom to explain these figures, yet the fact that e-commerce captured only 8.5... read more


By Scott Ziemer | August 07, 2017

IRS Takes an “Open for Business” Approach Regarding When a Retail Store is Placed in Service

When can a retailer start to claim tax depreciation on a new store? The IRS and a U.S. District Court are at odds. read more


By Ted Vaughan | October 20, 2016

Key Takeaways From The 2016 Retailing Summit

Last week, several colleagues and I attended the 2016 Retailing Summit hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M Universitys Mays Business School. Top professionals in the retail industry convened and addressed a wide... read more


By Jennifer Valdivia | September 19, 2016

Retailers Soar on Back-To-School

Preliminary back-to-school results are in, and consumers have been busy. Total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $75.8 billion this year, a 10 percent gain from 2015, according to The National Retail Federation. read more