- US retail & consumer deals insights: Q3 2013 update
11/6/13 | Transaction services
Deal activity rebounded from Q2 as Q3 included six of the top ten corporate deals year-to-date and several large private equity deals. Consumer sentiment and retail sales trends weakened and suggest R&C companies will face an increasingly challenged environment through year-end. The deal environment remains challenging, given the lack of availability of quality assets for sale and a mismatch in buyer and seller expectations around price.
- Retail & Consumer KnowledgeBrief: Technical and Quality Newsletter
10/1/13 | Retail & consumer
What are the technical and reporting issues impacting retail and consumer products companies? PwC's Retail & Consumer KnowledgeBrief provides insights and summaries on restructuring comment letter trends and disclosure reminders, data protection, conflict minerals, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and more.
- Retail and Consumer industry: State of Compliance survey
9/24/13 | Retail & consumer
What is the state of compliance for retail and consumer companies in terms of formal compliance infrastructure, resources, and processes? How is the compliance environment for retailers and consumer goods companies different from other industries?
- US retail & consumer deals insights: Q2 2013 update
8/8/13 | Transaction services
Despite a lull in deal activity during Q2, M&A fundamentals remain strong with corporate cash availability, a favorable debt environment and continued private equity sponsor interest. Retail remains attractive for investment, particularly as businesses seek greater effi ciencies with scale as well as international expansion. Private equity activity in retail remained strong, comprising two of the top deals during the quarter.
- Lease accounting in retail and consumer products: Transformational change
6/25/13 | Retail & consumer
The changes to lease accounting proposed by the FASB and IASB will bring all leases onto the balance sheet and change income statement recognition, business processes, systems, and controls. Retail and consumer companies should prepare for the upcoming business process changes.
- 2013 Financial Performance Report: Growth strategies - Unlocking the power of the consumer
6/21/13 | Retail & consumer
PwC and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) present the Financial Performance Report, Growth strategies: Unlocking the power of the consumer. The report provides financial benchmarking results for 142 food, beverage and consumer products industry manufacturers, and 67 retailers. Topics covered include growth strategies and future investment targets.
- US retail & consumer deals insights: Q1 2013 update
4/24/13 | Retail & consumer
This quarter saw one the largest consumer products deals in history with the $23.5B Heinz deal along with five other multi-billion deals and several other significant transactions with alternative deal structures. Consumer confidence rebounded from the decline seen at the end of December driven primarily by improving household financial conditions related to positive trends in the housing and financial markets. We expect companies to continue to focus on expanding internationally, expanding capabilities across omnichannels and look for avenues to improve profitability through divestment of non-core operations.
10Minutes10Minutes on harnessing customer demand to drive growth
4/19/13 | Advisory services
Consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies, retailers, and their business partners often tout the ways they put customers at the center of their strategies. But while many companies do a good job of understanding their customers, perhaps not as many create demand by coordinating across marketing, sales, and innovation—functions and activities that now encompass the demand chain. This 10Minutes explores ways companies can capitalize on knowing their customer with demand functions pulling in the same direction.
- Brand: What's in a name? Careful consideration of brand valuation issues can improve deal reporting
3/7/13 | Assurance services
Mergers and acquisitions for retail and consumer product companies can be influenced by the brands involved in the transaction. Such "brand-rich" transactions can bring accounting complexities that requires close attention to the valuation and purchase accounting process.
- US Retail & Consumer M&A insights: 2012 year in review and 2013 outlook
2/7/13 | Transaction services
The review indicates that 2012 deal activity has been positive compared to 2011. We expect R&C deal activity will continue its positive momentum during 2013 as companies look to focus on avenues to grow core operations, expand their capabilities to execute across the rapidly developing omnichannel landscape, and increase their global footprint to access higher growth markets.
- Demystifying the online shopper: 10 myths of multichannel retailing
2/7/13 | Retail & consumer
According to a report from PwC, digital technology continues to reshape the way companies and consumers interact, but social media is not replacing the in-store shopping experience. Among the findings, 45 percent of consumers continue to shop in a physical store daily or weekly.
- Retail & Consumer: 2012 SEC comment letter trends
1/24/13 | Retail & consumer
PwC has issued a summary document of comment letter trends and considerations for 2012 year-end financial reporting for retail and consumer companies.The information summarized within this publication is based on comment letters published by the SEC staff between October 1, 2011 and October 1, 2012 related to R&C registrants. Areas reviewed include management discussion and analysis, controls and procedures, revenue recognition, and much more
DatalineDataline (Supplement): Revenue from contracts with customers - Retail and consumer industry (No. 2011-35)
12/1/11 | Assurance services
The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the retail and consumer industry.