posts tagged as Consumer trends


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


By Natalie Kotlyar | January 31, 2019

Video: Brick-and-Mortar Retailing Goes Experiential

As e-commerce continues to drive consumers away from physical stores, brick-and-mortar retailers are faced with a decision: Innovate or Shutter. Is experiential retailing the key to regaining foot traffic? Natalie Kotlyar shares her take... read more


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 Natalie Kotlyar | November 08, 2018

Holiday Shopping 2018: Nothing Beats a Bargain—BDO Consumer Beat Survey

Holiday shopping season is among us and, this year, consumers are prioritizing deals over other perks. Our latest Consumer Beat Survey unpacks what retailers need to know about consumers’ holiday shopping motivators. read more


Inspiration on Display at 2018 Retailing Summit

Retailers are focused on innovation and scaling up, but are they giving weight to financial management? Read our takeaways from the 2018 TAMU Retailing Summit. 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


By Natalie Kotlyar | October 04, 2018

Defining and measuring e-commerce success

Are retailers capturing the right metrics and key performance indicators for their e-commerce sites? read more


BDO Consumer Beat Survey: Tax Reform May Not Spur Retail Spending

Between tax reform, tax filings, and the online sales tax debate, taxes could play a big role in influencing consumer spending behavior. read more


By David Berliner | March 22, 2018

Retail in the Red: BDO Bi-Annual Bankruptcy Update

Retail bankruptcy filings continued at a rapid pace in the second half of 2017. Should retailers expect a steady stream of filings this year? 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