By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | October 11, 2017

FASB Accounting Updates and Amendments for Retailers

The Financial Accounting Standard Board (FASB) has been busy over the past several years making technical corrections and improvements to existing standards and in some cases, creating new standards. The new standards are set to monumentally impact industries across the board, and the retail industry is not immune to their impacts.

By Clark Schweers | October 05, 2017

Recovering Following A Natural Disaster

By David Berliner | September 07, 2017

BDO’s Inaugural Quarterly Bankruptcy Update


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | August 24, 2017

Event Recap: PE Dealmakers Breakfast – Investing in Retail & Consumer

At the recent PE Dealmakers Breakfast, our team led a panel discussion around investment opportunities in the retail and consumer industry. Alongside panelists from Duane Morris, First Republic Bank and Raymond James, industry colleagues exchanged insights on key trends...


By Michael Metz | August 07, 2017

IRS Takes an “Open for Business” Approach Regarding When a Retail Store is Placed in Service

When can a retailer start to claim tax depreciation on a new store? The IRS and a U.S. District Court are at odds.


By Michael Metz | July 28, 2017

Tax Reform Will Proceed Without the BAT

On July 27, the “Big Six” of tax reform—House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, National Economic Council Directory Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman...


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | July 27, 2017

Retailers Navigate Risk Overseas Amid Geopolitical Change

Vying for global market share, U.S. retailers stay abreast of the most critical international risks. Learn which international issues are top of mind for todays’ retailers in our 2017 Retail RiskFactor Report.


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | July 13, 2017

Food Fraud: Understanding the Problem, Managing its Risks, and Seizing Opportunities

The media often reports on food fraud with the goal of educating consumers on how they may be impacted and tips for protecting themselves. However, businesses play the most critical role in managing food fraud.


By Jennifer Valdivia | July 07, 2017

How Retailers Contend with Today’s Prominent Challenges: BDO’s 2017 Retail RiskFactor Report

Alarmist headlines suggest the death of retail, but do retailers themselves share this perception? We analyzed the 10-K filings of the 100 largest U.S. retailers for our 2017 Retail RiskFactor Report, which found that retailers recognize both narrow and broad obstacles ahead.