By Michael Metz | June 12, 2017

Retail Reckons With Potential Tax Reform

On April 26, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn outlined the President’s vision for a tax overhaul, with significant potential implications for both individuals and businesses. Though the plan remains skeletal at best, several points stand to impact retailers, should the framework make its way further through Capitol Hill.

By Shahryar Shaghaghi | May 25, 2017

Protecting Your Organization From Cyber Threats

By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | April 12, 2017

5 Regulations on Retailers' Watchlists

Fast moves in Washington, combined with approaching deadlines of long-planned accounting changes are creating a rising tide of regulatory concerns in the retail industry. In fact, just over one-in-five retailers say regulations are their top concern in 2017. Our 11th annual...

By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | April 04, 2017

How Retailers Can Improve Cyber-Response by Forging a Stronger Relationship Between Counsel & IT

Fostering a better working relationship between corporate counsel and information technology staff can be a tricky dance, but it's one that's essential in today's digital world - where a cyber incident can put a major dent in a retailer's reputation and assets with a single...

By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | March 24, 2017

Read the Full Report & Infographic: 2017 BDO Retail Compass Survey of CFOs

Our 11th annual Retail Compass Survey of CFOs polled 100 CFOs at leading U.S. retailers on their industry-wide projections for the year ahead. The survey found that retail CFOs are bullish in their growth expectations, retailers are challenged by intense competition from...

By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | March 15, 2017

Making Cross-Border Connections in North American Retail

When analyzing the U.S. and Canadian business environment side-by-side, it is clear that the retail sector in both countries are cut from the same cloth. The unique closeness of the U.S. and Canada is reflected in a long-standing commitment to act as a team, even in business...

By Jakob Sand | March 07, 2017

Dollar Shave Club Opens Door for Next $1 Billion eCommerce Subscription Company

The meteoric rise and subsequent billion-dollar acquisition of the subscription-based eCommerce company Dollar Shave Club has sent shockwaves through the commerce industry. It raises the question of who will be the next company to go for the same sum that Unilever paid. BDO...

By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | February 23, 2017

State and Local Tax Considerations for Retailers Closing Their Doors

As the retail industry evolves to become more dependent on e-commerce, many traditional brick-and-mortar brands are moving online to internet sales. Subsequently, these retailers are planning to close some, if not all, of their physical locations, including brand names such as...