Retail webinars

Retail webinars

There is no doubt that retail and consumer businesses, as well as the consumers themselves, will be hoping for a more settled year in 2024 following a number of years of significant uncertainty and challenge. The sector has faced unpredictable black swan events, disruptions to supply chains and escalating inflation, resulting in a continued inability to predict the short term. Despite these difficulties, we have seen clear actions demonstrating resilience and strong propositions, while remaining agile and lean to navigate through recent times.

Our January Retail Trading Update will reflect on the past year, consider both the short and medium term horizons and our attempts to predict what 2024 may bring! As usual, we will also be reflecting on the results for Black Friday and Christmas trading, but also discussing the key findings of our annual retail trading report where this year we have insights from retailers and brand owners alongside consumer confidence and opinion surveys. Together we aim to bring real valuable and current insight into the trading landscape of today.

 

Retail Hot Topics Webinar - April 2024

Watch our Retail Hot Topics series where, over the course of the year, we focus on the key themes from our annual Retail Forecast Report: customer loyalty, social media and ESG. We tackle customer loyalty first with a panel curated by Tom Holt, a Partner in our Commercial Due Diligence and Strategy team.

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Retail Trading Update 2024

Watch our annual Retail Trading Update webinar where our experts reviewed the performance of the retail sector in 2023, explored the 2024 forecast trends, discussed findings from our consumer survey and had an economic overview from UBS. The event concluded with a live Q&A with insights from tax, cyber and business restructuring.

 

Retail Webinar - Quarterly Hot Topics - Sept 2023

For our September webinar, we spoke to Dean Turner at UBS who gave us an overview of the ever-changing economic climate and we heard from Laura McNaughton about our recent High Street Sales Tracker. Laura took us through the recent sales data and looked at how this fit into the wider market and recent press from the high street. Finally, we heard from Lucy Cole on our BDO Consumer Trends survey about how retailers can use consumer data to better position themselves to customers, taking advantage of emerging trends.

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Retail Webinar - Quarterly Hot Topics - July 2023

The highlight for this Retail Hot Topics webinar was speaking to Natalie Kotlyar, Retail sector Lead at BDO USA to discuss transatlantic trends and opportunities. A key takeaway being how important a strong omnichannel presence is to hook customers who are looking for savings. We also spoke to Siobhan Waters about the minefield that is national minimum wage. As usual the session is packed with useful hints and tips for opportunities and challenges facing the current retail environment.

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Retail Webinar- Quarterly Hot Topics - April 2023

Watch our Retail Quarterly Hot Topics webinar to explore the opportunities and challenges facing the retail sector.

The highlight for this Retail Hot Topics webinar is a specialist panel discussion unpicking the challenges facing the global value chain and exploring how to optimise a multi-channel service proposition. Alongside this we look at our consumer sentiment insight data and the latest benchmarking statistics from our High Street Sales Tracker and our Consumer Sentiment Tracker. As usual the session is packed with useful hints and tips for opportunities and challenges facing the current retail environment.

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Retail Trading Update 2023

Watch our annual Retail Trading Update webinar where we unpick 2022's events and explore the key trends for retailers in 2023 as the sector emerges from yet another unstable and uncertain year of trading.

Our speakers cover:

  • 2022 Christmas trading and key trends in consumer/shopping buyer habits and some practical considerations for retailers in 2023, by Sophie Michael (Head of Retail)
  • An economic update, by Kiran Ganesh, UBS
  • Panel Q&A discussion with our Retail team at BDO chaired by Laura McNaughton, Tom Holt, Neil Stockham, James Stephen, Tim House, Fraser Paget

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Retail Webinar- Quarterly Hot Topics - Dec 2022

Our latest Quarterly Hot Topics webinar discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the retail sector, where we reflect on the final trading quarter of 2022.

We provide an insight into the current trading conditions with a closer look at the sales performance of Black Friday 2022 as well as the key trends we expect to see as we move into 2023.

In this session we are joined by Damian Hopkins who shares his perspectives on the sector. Damian is the Chairman of the Retail Trust Ambassadors, and President of the retail fellowship club founded in 1897 known as The Twenty Club.

Neil Stockham Partner in Tax Advisory, takes us through some Tax Top Tips for optimising cash management for the year ahead.

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Retail Webinar- Quarterly Hot Topics - Sept 2022

Our BDO retail team came together for our Retail Quarterly Hot Topics webinar on 29th September 2022 to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the retail sector.

Our focus for this session highlights practical steps businesses can take to mitigate the increasing headwinds facing the sector. We are joined by Nick Sharp - Retail and Wholesale Relationship Director at Santander – who shares his perspectives on the sector.

Alongside this we provide our regular update from Sophie Michael on our High Street Sales Tracker, providing insight into the current trading conditions and trends.

As usual there are lots of key takeaways with useful hints and tips for opportunities and challenges facing your business in the current retail environment.

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Retail Webinar - Quarterly Hot Topics - July 2022

Our BDO retail team came together for our Retail Quarterly Hot Topics webinar on 12th July 2022 to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the retail sector.

The key highlight for this session include looking at opportunities to minimise duty costs and mitigate risks relating to the trading and supply chain in a post Brexit landscape.

There are many key takeaways with useful hints and tips for opportunities and challenges facing businesses in the current retail environment.

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Retail Webinar - Quarterly Hot Topics April 2022

Our Retail Hot Topics webinar series aim to cover the topics you need to hear about the most.

Our April series, provided an update from our High Street Sales Tracker, giving insight into the current trading conditions and trends.

We gave an overview of the ESG landscape and the opportunities for Retail.

Finally we covered useful hints and tips for opportunities and challenges facing the current retail environment, together with a panel discussion around the continuing cost increases and how to effectively manage over the short term?

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The New EU E-Commerce VAT Rules: Understanding the impact for UK retailers

Having navigated the challenges of Brexit, UK retailers selling to EU consumers now face another significant change in the framework for trading with the EU. From 1 July 2021, the new EU e-commerce rules will introduce significant changes for UK retailers and marketplaces selling to EU consumers. Therefore, it is crucial that such UK businesses take the time to understand the changes and the potential impact on them ahead of their introduction so that they can take the actions necessary to be ready.

In this webinar, our UK VAT specialists explain;

  • The new rules and what they mean in practice
  • What the implications may be for affected UK retailers
  • The potential opportunities that such businesses may wish to explore.

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Retail Trading Update 2021

Our experts provide an update on the 2021 trends that are relevant to retailers and what you need to know about the Post Brexit Trade Deal agreement.

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Business Restructuring Outlook 2021

The Business Restructuring Outlook 2021 webinar examines the events of last year and explores the impactful trends on the Consumer Market/retail sector as it rethinks the new reality in 2021.

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Supporting your landlord negotiations

Join our Retail team as we provide an essential update for retailers on how to create a sustainable resilient agreement with landlords over the long term. We also provide an overview of the economy and share data analysis and COVID-19’s impact on the retail sector.

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How can retailers respond to tax challenges of supply chain?

Listen to our tax specialists who provide an essential update on the supply chain changes retailers are experiencing including the tax and duty aspects that need to be addressed to enable a fully integrated business solution.

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