Retail & consumer

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Taking a break: Megadeals and imposed divestitures in the Retail and Consumer sector

07/13/16

Megadeals in the R&C sector have brought increased regulatory scrutiny resulting in many companies divesting assets. Learn about operational considerations that can help minimize complexity and accelerate the transition timeline.

FASB Stock Compensation Accounting Amendments (ASU 2016-09) Summary of early adopters

06/08/16

This study captures the trends of 44 companies identified as early-adopters of the new FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-09, Improvements to Employee Share-Based Payment Accounting (the Amendments).

US retail and consumer deals insights: Q1 2016 update

05/27/16

In the retail and consumer sector, Q1 2016 deal activity fell below expectations. Both deal volume and value decreased in the sector during the quarter compared to Q4 2015 and Q1 2015. The decline from Q1 2015 was mostly driven by The Kraft Heinz Company merger for $53.1 billion in Q1 2015, the largest deal in the sector's history.

In depth: Retail and consumer industry supplement to leasing standard

05/26/16

This supplement to our In depth on leases highlights areas that could create challenges for retail & consumer companies.

2016 US Retail & Consumer Total Retail Survey

02/29/16

In a world where mercurial shoppers are easily bored and yesterday’s new invention is already obsolete, retailers are racing to stay relevant with consumers. Explore PwC’s US Total Retail 2016 survey findings to uncover how retailers can compete in the race for relevance.

Retail & Consumer Sector KnowledgeBrief: Technical and Quality Newsletter

01/19/16

This edition provides an update on considerations for identifying asset groups when assessing long-lived assets for impairment.

Retail & Consumer: 2015 SEC comment letter trends

12/16/15

This publication provides an analysis of SEC comment letters issued to registrants across the Retail & Consumer industry. We hope you find this latest edition of our annual publication of SEC comment letter trends to be a useful reference tool.

US retail and consumer deals insights: Q3 2015 update

11/16/15

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.

US retail and consumer deals insights: Q2 2015 update

09/07/15

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.

Retail & consumer sector: Knowledge brief: Technical and quality newsletter

07/07/15

This edition provides an update on the FASB’s simplification initiative, the new revenue standard, leasing, and omnichannel financial reporting.