By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | November 29, 2016

Results from Reader Survey: Predicting Retail CMO Trends For This Holiday Season

At the beginning of this month we asked you, our readers, to put your knowledge of the retail industry to the test and predict retail CMOs projections on trends for this holiday season ahead of the release of the 2016 Retail Compass Survey of CMOs.


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | November 18, 2016

5 Predictions for Thanksgiving Weekend Shopping

Year after year, holiday promotions roll out sooner than the last. While the traditional holiday shopping period was historically known to last from Thanksgiving weekend through December, some argue that the timeline begins as early as Halloween. What do respondents of our...


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | November 07, 2016

2016 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CMOs: Full Report

Consumers may loosen the grips on their wallets heading into the holiday season this yearif the price is right. Steadily climbing consumer confidence and sales growth for certain categories in recent months suggest consumers may have greater flexibility when it comes to their...


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | October 28, 2016

Board Governance Trends: What Retailers Need to Know

Board responsibilities are escalating, as regulatory pressures mount and corporations, including retailers, face a barrage of new technology and cybersecurity risks. How are board members managing these risks, and how do they see their role changing?


By Ted Vaughan | October 20, 2016

Key Takeaways From The 2016 Retailing Summit

Last week, several colleagues and I attended the 2016 Retailing Summit hosted by the Center for Retailing Studies at Texas A&M Universitys Mays Business School. Top professionals in the retail industry convened and addressed a wide variety of topics including emerging trends...


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | October 12, 2016

Brexit and the Retail Industry

Following the United Kingdoms vote to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, many have speculated the fate of the retail industry.


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | October 07, 2016

10 Years of Payment Security

When considering the vast amount of consumer data housed by companies in the hospitality, restaurants and retail industries, it comes as little surprise that they are highly-targeted among hackers.


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | September 28, 2016

BDOs Fall 2016 Consumer Business Compass Newsletter

Our fall 2016 Consumer Business Compass newsletter is out now! In this edition, Mike Metz breaks down the developing state sales and use tax nexus standards for e-tailers.


By Clark Schweers | September 27, 2016

Preventing Finances from Spoiling When a Food Recall Hits

Food contamination and recall issues are becoming more commonplace, and the scale of the problem is growing, affecting some of the biggest names in consumer product goods.


By Jennifer Valdivia | September 19, 2016

Retailers Soar on Back-To-School

Preliminary back-to-school results are in, and consumers have been busy. Total spending on back-to-school items is expected to reach $75.8 billion this year, a 10 percent gain from 2015, according to The National Retail Federation.