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 markets executives at leading investment banks.


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | December 14, 2017

Infographic: The 12 Trends of Holiday Shopping

The holiday season stands as a crucial quarter for retailers’ financial well-being. What trends will determine their success this year? BDO polled 1,000 consumers and 100 retail executives on their holiday shopping outlooks.


By Tom Ziemba | December 08, 2017

Total Direct Compensation is up for Retail Boards – BDO Study

Board directors saw an overall 4 percent increase in total direct compensation (TDC) this year across industries, and retail boards contributed to that bump. According to The BDO 600: 2017 Survey of Board Compensation Practices of 600 Mid-Market Public Companies, retail boards...


By Natalie Kotlyar | November 17, 2017

Stores & Shoppers Sing Different Carols This Holiday Season: BDO Surveys

BDO’s inaugural 2017 Retail CxO Holiday Survey report explores the divide between retailers’ and consumers’ plans for how and where they’ll invest this holiday season. What did our polls of the two groups reveal?


By Ted Vaughan | November 13, 2017

What’s Next For Amazon?

Equipped with Whole Foods’ strong brand recognition, Amazon is set to shape the future of the grocery industry. The e-commerce giants’ expansive consumer data and logistics capabilities ensure its foray into groceries and meal kits has only just begun.


By Natalie Kotlyar | October 11, 2017

FASB Accounting Updates and Amendments for Retailers

The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) has been busy over the past several years making technical corrections and improvements to existing standards and in some cases, creating new standards. The new standards are set to monumentally impact industries across the board,...


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.


By Jennifer Valdivia | September 14, 2017

The Risky Business of E-Commerce

The e-commerce model, promising as it may be, carries enormous risk for retailers and consumers alike. Because retailers are entrusted with consumers’ financial and personal information, businesses are concerned with the potential release of confidential customer, employee and...


By David Berliner | September 07, 2017

Retail In The Red: BDO’s Inaugural Quarterly Bankruptcy Update

So far this year, retail has seen more than 4,000 retail store closures while over 20 retailers declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Many point to the e-commerce boom to explain these figures, yet the fact that e-commerce captured only 8.5 percent of the U.S.’s Q1 2017 retail sales...


By Jennifer Valdivia | August 31, 2017

Retail Rethinks Real Estate

News of store closures and the mass move online has already created big changes for traditional retailers. As the industry’s evolution continues to make headlines, retail real estate is seeing something of a revolution. The battle cry? Right-size, reimagine and refocus.