posts tagged as Retail Sales


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


Minimizing Tax Liability without QIP Guidance

Lack of clarity around the tax treatment of Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may result in higher than expected tax bills for retailers that made renovations and improvements during 2018... read more


By Natalie Kotlyar | February 06, 2019

Moving Beyond Retail Survival Mode: BDO’s 2019 Retail Rationalized Survey

Amid burdensome levels of debt, a steady cadence of bankruptcy filings, new entrants and shifts in buying power across generations, the retail industry faces continued pressure to transform. At the same time, 44% of retailers are... 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


By Natalie Kotlyar | October 15, 2018

To Amazon or not to Amazon? Retailers weigh partnerships

With the news of J Crew’s recent partnership with Amazon, other retailers may be interested in following suit. What are the pros and cons of such a move? 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 Katherine Gauntt | March 29, 2018

“Unless, of course, Congress Acts”

The renewed debate on physical nexus could significantly alter how states tax digital apps, services, and tools. 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


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