posts tagged as Brick and mortar


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


The Role of PE and Strategics in Retail M&A

Wal-Marts recent acquisition of e-tailer Jet.com, following the Hudsons Bay Co.-Gilt Groupe and Bed Bath and Beyond-One Kings Lane deals earlier this year, illustrate a trend in the retail M&A market: Strategic acquisitions are coming to... read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | July 22, 2016

Luxury Retail in the Digital Age

The luxury goods market is at an interesting juncture within the retail industry. The luxury sector not only faces all of the challenges the retail industry is enduring but it is also dealing with its own unique set of obstacles... read more


By Jennifer Valdivia | July 12, 2016

Virtual Reality: Transforming the Retail Experience

With the emergence of Pokmon GO, the latest craze in augmented reality (AR) has found its way into unsuspecting brick-and-mortar stores. Pokmon GO, produced jointly by Nintendo and Niantic, allows smartphone users to seek out and collect... read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | July 01, 2016

Enticing Customers Back into Stores

The customer-retailer relationship is a tale as old as time. But as consumer preferences evolve, so too must the in-store experience. So, how are brick-and-mortar retailers responding to changing consumer preferences and the emphasis on... read more


By Ted Vaughan | October 30, 2015

Retailers Need to Relinquish Control to Keep Consumers Happy & Spending

As I shared earlier this month in my post, My Top 4 Takeaways From the 2015 NACD Global Board Leaders Summit, I will be exploring the top four themes repeatedly discussed during my conversations with retail industry leaders at the event... read more