The US Retail & Consumer sector experienced a strong third quarter in 2015 for M&A activity, which was driven by 11 mega deals (deals with a value of over $1 billion), worth $39.7 billion.
This paper contains an overview of monetization strategies, their perceived risks and benefits, and how PwC can help companies evaluate factors associated with this approach.
For the first half of 2015, consumer sentiment ended on a positive note as consumers continue to voice the largest and most sustained increase in economic optimism since 2004. However, the economy had mixed results due to temporary and technical factors. R&C IPO activity rebounded from a previously slow quarter, with eight IPOs for the period.
This edition provides an update on the FASB’s simplification initiative, the new revenue standard, leasing, and omnichannel financial reporting.
This edition of PwC’s Retail and Consumer Insights series focuses on the financial performance of consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies in 2014. In this report, we discuss how the economy impacted retailers and CPG manufacturers, and provide detailed financial benchmark analyses.
Consumer sentiment continued its upward trend in the first quarter of 2015, reaching a ten-year peak due to more favorable prospects for the domestic economy, including gains in employment and incomes, as well as declines in gas prices.
Faced with new and challenging market forces, food companies are changing their strategic approach by focusing on capabilities to drive how they organize and operate their businesses. For winning companies, this focus on capabilities is informing their growth path, including their approach mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures.
PwC’s Global Retail and Consumer practice, in conjunction with the International Survey Unit (ISU), administered a global survey to understand and compare consumer shopping behaviors and the use of different retail channels across 19 territories.
Retailers are realizing that the strategic management of risk and the reduction of shrink can have substantial impact on both profitability and customer satisfaction. Savvy retailers are using data analytics to add value to their loss prevention and risk management programs. This paper outlines key ways retailers are building successful enterprise-wide loss prevention programs that apply data and analytics.
US retail and consumer (R&C) total transaction value for 2014 hit a five-year high and surpassed the $100 billion mark for the second year in a row.