posts tagged as Retail Compass Survey of CFOs


Read the Full Report & Infographic: 2017 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CFOs

Our 11th annual Retail Compass Survey of CFOs polled 100 CFOs at leading U.S. retailers on their industry-wide projections for the year ahead. The survey found that retail CFOs are bullish in their growth expectations, retailers are... read more


By Dennis Hoyt | April 21, 2016

EMV Challenges Remain for Retailers

Announced a few years ago, the October 1, 2015 Europay, Mastercard and Visa (EMV) conversion date for retailers to avoid the liability shift for card fraud has still not been met by many storefront merchants. This is the case for several... read more


Read the Full Report: 2016 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CFOs

Our tenth annual Retail Compass Survey of CFOs surveyed 100 CFOs at leading US retailers about their outlook for the retail industry in 2016. Influenced by market volatility, disappointing 2015 sales figures and wavering consumer... read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | March 23, 2016

Retail CFOs Expect 2016 to Bring a Rise in E-Commerce

As the digital retail landscape continues to grow and evolve, retailers are evaluating the best way to balance investments among their online and brick-and-mortar operations. But one thing remains clear: We have not yet reached e... read more


New Lease Accounting Standard Causes Concern for Retailers

Even before the FASB issued its new lease accounting standard, ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), on February 25, 2016, it had long been top of mind for CFOs who were worried about its far-reaching implications. read more


By Ted Vaughan | March 09, 2016

Retail is Ripe for Deal Activity, According to Our Tenth Annual Retail Compass Survey of CFOs

Retailers are facing increasing economic headwinds, from growing global market volatility to weakening sales and an overcrowded marketplace. read more


By Doug Hart | February 19, 2016

Retail CFOs Temper their Outlook for 2016

Each year, we survey 100 retail CFOs in the U.S. for our annual BDO Retail Compass Survey of CFOs. The studynow in its tenth yearcovers a broad range of topics and CFOs expectations for the year ahead, including sales projections... read more


By Doug Hart | January 22, 2016

State of the Retail Industry: The Trends that Defined 2015

2015 was a year of mixed blessings for retailers. Though overall sales consistently exceeded those of 2014, month-to-month growth remained minimal and volatile. 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


By Doug Hart | June 04, 2015

Retailers Economic & Security Concerns Evolve

As we highlighted last week in our infographic, retailers chief concerns related to the economy are changing. read more