You’re Invited: 2016 Retail Holiday Pricing, Promotional Strategies & Plans for the New Year

Join us Tuesday, December 13 at 1 p.m. ET for the CPE-qualified webinar “2016 Retail Holiday Pricing, Promotional Strategies & Plans for the New Year.” Natalie Kotlyar, Leader of BDO’s Consumer Business Practice and Ted Vaughan, Dallas Office Managing Partner in BDO’s Consumer Business Practice, will discuss findings from BDO’s 2016 Retail Compass Survey of CMOs and how consumer businesses can apply key takeaways as they roll out 2017 plans.

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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. The results are in!

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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 11th Annual Retail Compass Survey of CMOs expect for the holiday weekend?

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2016 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CMOs: Full Report

Consumers may loosen the grips on their wallets heading into the holiday season this year…if 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 overall budget, but they’re still on the hunt for the best deals. This optimism is reflected in findings from our 11th annual Retail Compass Survey of CMOs, which found that CMOs at leading U.S. retailers project a 4.7 percent increase in total holiday sales this year, tied with the highest projection in the survey’s 11-year history.

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Reader Survey: Predicting Retail CMO Trends For This Holiday Season

Next week, we’ll be releasing our 11th Annual Retail Compass Survey of CMOs, in which we ask 100 chief marketing officer at leading U.S. retailers about their expectations for the forthcoming holiday season—from sales predictions to their top marketing tactics and anticipated challenges. Is your finger on the pulse of what’s trending ahead of retail’s busy season? We want to hear your predictions for this holiday season and invite you to take our quick reader survey below with results to follow in an upcoming post.

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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?

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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 University’s Mays Business School. Top professionals in the retail industry convened and addressed a wide variety of topics including emerging trends and lessons learned.

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Brexit and the Retail Industry

Following the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union on June 23, 2016, many have speculated the fate of the retail industry. In the new BDO Consumer Business Compass Newsletter, our UK colleague, Stuart Lisle, breaks down Brexit and the key takeaways for European and U.S retailers. Stuart explores the looming high court decision on Brexit’s legality, the potential consequences of the UK losing access to the EU single market and more.

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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. Continue reading

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BDO’s Fall 2016 Consumer Business Compass Newsletter

Our fall 2016 Consumer Business Compass newsletter is out now! Continue reading

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