posts tagged as Consumer confidence


By Natalie Kotlyar | July 09, 2019

Retailers are Recalibrating Amid Recession Concerns - BDO Consumer Beat Survey

Consumer spending has grown volatile as shoppers begin to feel the impact of increased online sales taxes resulting from Wayfair vs. South Dakota and weigh the threat of a potential economic downturn. read more


By David Berliner | March 26, 2019

Retail in the Red: BDO’s Bi-Annual Bankruptcy Update

Despite a strong economy, marked by healthy consumer spending, low unemployment levels and controlled inflation rates, the U.S. retail industry saw several high-profile bankruptcy filings in the second half of 2018. On the heels of a... read more


Retailers Will Feel Shutdown Impact For Many Months

Even as a short-term solution unfolds, the impact of the record-long government shutdown will likely be felt by the retail industry throughout the first half of the year. Diminishing consumer confidence, potential tax refund delays, and... read more


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