posts tagged as Consumer confidence


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


By Ted Vaughan | December 10, 2015

How Retailers Can Determine if Their Authenticity is Attracting Consumers

As part of my ongoing 2015 NACD Global Board Leaders Summit blog series, today I will touch on one of the more significant lessons I learned during my time at the conference: The importance of retailers being authentic to build their... read more


BDO Retail RiskFactor Report Reveals Leading Risks for Retailers In 2015

What risks have the 100 largest U.S. retailers concerned? According to our ninth annual Retail RiskFactor Report, which analyzes the 10-K filings of the 100 largest U.S. retailers, strategic growth is a leading concern despite upbeat... read more


Infographic: 2015 Retail RiskFactor Report

As retailers pause and consider top risks that could impact 2015 operations and sales, whats weighing on their minds? This years 2015 Retail RiskFactor Report found that retailers modestly optimistic performance outlooks also bring... read more


By Doug Hart | May 19, 2015

Retailers Top Risks Signal Questions around Avenues for Growth

As many retailers report earnings this week, analysts will be looking for guidance around whats behind the slower-than-expected start to the year in retail sales. Despite lower gas prices, stronger consumer confidence and a host of... read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | May 11, 2015

Consumer Conundrum: Solid Confidence Gains Collide with Cautious Spending

Since the start of the New Year, a curious situation has been baffling retailers. After hitting pre-recession levels in January, consumer confidence wavered between February and April, but maintained a healthy 95.2on the Conference Board... read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | January 16, 2015

Year-In-Review: 2014 Sales and Consumer Confidence

With the New Year upon us, retailers are assessing the industrys performance in 2014 and looking to prepare for what lies ahead. After 2013 delivered light gains, 2014, too, remained largely stable with only light growth from Q1 through... read more


By Doug Hart | July 16, 2014

Retailers Labor Risks Surge Despite Promising Job Market

Slow and steady is the best way to characterize the retail industrys recent growth: Over the past three months, overall sales have continued to edge up slightly, and consumer confidence has kept pace with modest gains, reaching its... read more