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2015 Retail & Consumer Holiday Outlook

Millennials matter; experience is essential

 
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An Appetite for M&A: How Food Companies Can Buy and Sell Their Way to Competitive Advantage

Food companies are focusing on capabilities in their mergers, acquisitions and divestitures approaches.

Consumer Intelligence Series: The Sharing Economy

By unlocking the sharing economy today, can companies transform today's threats into tomorrow's opportunity?

Consumer Intelligence Series: The wearable future 
Retailing 2020: Winning in a polarized world 

Retailing 2020: Winning in a polarized world

Retailing 2020: Winning in a polarized world identifies economic drivers that will shape the future US retail landscape and success factors winning retailers and suppliers will likely need to manage to drive growth in the retail landscape of 2020.



  

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Stay informed 2015 SEC comment letter trends Retail & Consumer Retail & consumer sector: KnowledgeBrief: Technical and quality newsletter
In this edition of the R&C KnowledgeBrief, we share the following:
  • Accounting considerations relevant to Retail and Consumer (R&C) clients; specifically, considerations for assessing asset groups in performing impairment analyses, and accounting considerations for payments to customers
  • A standard setting update related to a recent EITF consensus on the accounting model for prepaid stored-value cards
  • An update on how companies in the R&C sector have reported their progress on implementing the revenue recognition standard
  • Key disclosure reminders heading into the year-end financial reporting season based on our recent comment letter trends analysis
 

Stay informed 2015 SEC comment letter trends Retail & Consumer r&c worlds express - Food trust: From compliance to competitive advantage
 

Stay informed 2015 SEC comment letter trends Retail & Consumer Stay informed 2015 SEC comment letter trends Retail & Consumer
This publication provides an analysis of SEC comment letters issued to registrants across the Retail and Consumer industry. Business challenges, changes, and opportunities, together with ongoing regulatory developments in the financial reporting environment, underscore the need for continued focus on high quality and transparent financial reporting. Understanding where the SEC staff focuses their review is an important consideration in the year-end reporting process.
 

US retail and consumer deals insights: Q3 2015 update US retail and consumer deals insights: Q3 2015 update
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.
 

Turnaround and transformation in cybersecurity: Retail and consumer Turnaround and transformation in cybersecurity: Retail and consumer
Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2016
 

Retail & Consumer highlights from PwC's 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey Retail & Consumer highlights from PwC's 6th Annual Digital IQ Survey
How digital is the Retail & Consumer industry?
 

Consumer Intelligence Series: The Sharing Economy Consumer Intelligence Series: The Sharing Economy
By unlocking the sharing economy today, can companies transform today's threats into tomorrow's opportunity? What must incumbents and challengers do to position themselves ahead of disruption and to capitalize on new sources of revenue? Through consumer surveys, conversations with influencers, interviews with business executives and social listening, PwC's research presents a holistic view of what's unfolding across business and consumer landscapes.
 

Payments on the go: Making sense of the evolving mobile payments industry Payments on the go: Making sense of the evolving mobile payments industry
Mobile payment systems have had trouble gaining traction and acceptance, but now may be the time to cash in.
 

Consumer Intelligence Series: Customer care evolution Consumer Intelligence Series: Customer care evolution
For customer care, problem resolution matters most. But there are other factors that shape a consumer's perception of a company. In fact, consumers penalize companies for a poor experience more than they reward them for a good one. PwC studied the consumer attitudes and preferences towards the various channels of customer care available today, and identifies areas companies can action.
 

US Retail and consumer deals insights Q-3 – 2015 updates US Retail and consumer deals insights Q-3 – 2015 updates
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.
 

Inventory management in the retail industry – an intricate balancing act Inventory management in the retail industry – an intricate balancing act
For retailers, inventory management should take a top spot at the executive table, and when it doesn’t, you could confidently assume it’s a sign of mismanagement.
 

Working capital opportunities in the retail and consumer sectors Working capital opportunities in the retail and consumer sectors
In the three years following the financial crisis, the largest global companies experienced a strong rebound in sales growth. However, since 2011 this growth has slowed down considerably, indicating that a return to consistent growth will be harder to achieve going forward. While there are many factors that can affect a company’s ability to grow, we know that both cash and investment are essential to sustaining this growth.
 

Cybersecurity challenges in an interconnected world Cybersecurity challenges in an interconnected world
Key findings from The Global State of Information Security Survey 2015.
 

Retail & Consumer Insights: Addressing consumer needs in an aging, more urban world Retail & Consumer Insights: Addressing consumer needs in an aging, more urban world
Demographic shifts and rapid urbanization are the twin engines of change driving global economies. They are powerful forces that are redefining consumer shopping and product preferences. As these trends unfold in tandem, they are creating a paradox: The world is quickly becoming larger—and simultaneously smaller.
 

Healthcare’s new entrants: Who will be healthcare’s Amazon.com? Healthcare’s new entrants: Who will be healthcare’s Amazon.com?
As the $2.8 trillion US healthcare ecosystem transforms into a technology-enabled and consumer-focused market, companies from outside the industry are moving fast to capitalize on the change. From large retail, technology and telecommunications enterprises to nimble start-ups, these new entrants are poised to radically change how care is accessed, delivered, managed and funded, diverting billions of dollars from traditional healthcare organizations and building lucrative new markets in the burgeoning New Health Economy.

Achieving Total Retail Consumer expectations driving the new retail business model Achieving Total Retail Consumer expectations driving the new retail business model
Global shoppers want a unified customer experience with retailers. PwC’s Global Retail and Consumer practice surveyed over 15,000 shoppers in 15 territories to understand and compare consumer shopping behaviors and the use of different retail channels.

Retailing 2020: Winning in a polarized world Retailing 2020: Winning in a polarized world
Retailing 2020: Winning in a polarized world identifies economic drivers that will shape the future US retail landscape and success factors winning retailers and suppliers will likely need to manage to drive growth in the retail landscape of 2020.