posts tagged as Consumer confidence


By Ted Vaughan | January 12, 2018

2018 Retail IPO Outlook

IPO activity on U.S. exchanges netted out positive in 2017, with offerings, proceeds, and filings up significantly from 2016. What can consumer business and retail companies expect in 2018? Find out in BDO’s annual survey of capital... read more


By Clark Schweers | October 05, 2017

Recovering And Reopening Following A Natural Disaster

As businesses assess damage and move toward reopening after the recent hurricanes, there are several risk management factors to keep in mind following these storms, and to prepare for future events. read more


Retail's 2017 Resolutions

2017 presents new possibilities and priorities. Just as consumers set personal resolutions for themselves, retailers will resolve to achieve milestones as well. Looking forward, we predict retailers will be focusing on three main areas... 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


Brexit and the Retail Industry

Following the United Kingdoms vote to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, many have speculated the fate of the retail industry. read more


BDOs Fall 2016 Consumer Business Compass Newsletter

Our fall 2016 Consumer Business Compass newsletter is out now! In this edition, Mike Metz breaks down the developing state sales and use tax nexus standards for e-tailers. read more


Retail IPOs Set to Improve?

Just this week, the National Retail Federation raised its 2016 retail sales forecast to a year-over-year increase of 3.4 percent from the previous forecast of 3.1 percent growth, influenced by expectations that consumer spending will... read more


Results from Reader Survey: What risks do you think retailers are most concerned about?

Earlier this month we asked our readers and @BDOConsumer Twitter followers to weigh in on what risks they think are keeping retailers up at night ahead of the release of the 2016 Retail RiskFactor Report. So, whats the verdict from the... read more


Read the Full Report: 2016 BDO Retail RiskFactor Report

Our tenth annual Retail RiskFactor Report examined the risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the 100 largest U.S. retailers. For the first time in the reports 10-year history, risks associated with data privacy and... read more


By Ted Vaughan | January 07, 2016

2016 Retail IPO Outlook

When providing our retail IPO outlook for 2015 at the beginning of this year, we asked: Will consumer businesses face a potential Alibaba hangover in 2015? read more