By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | March 19, 2019

Minimizing Tax Liability without QIP Guidance

Lack of clarity around the tax treatment of Qualified Improvement Property (QIP) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) may result in higher than expected tax bills for retailers that made renovations and improvements during 2018. BDO has identified workarounds that retailers can use this tax season to minimize their tax liability from this unintended harsh result.


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | January 08, 2019

Navigating the New Age of Retail Real Estate

Despite strong year-end sales, the U.S. retail landscape remains rife with uncertainty as retail bankruptcies and store closures continue to gain momentum. Meanwhile, mall operators and retail REITs, left with vacant spaces from shuttered retailers, are eager to find a way to...


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | December 10, 2018

Supply Chain Fraud: Risk Management for Retail & Consumer Products Companies

Given the sheer complexity and scale of supply chains today, it’s no surprise that fraud poses a larger threat to organizations today than ever before. Are retail and consumer products companies taking the appropriate steps to protect themselves?


By Jennifer Valdivia | December 05, 2018

The New Revenue Recognition Standard: Are Privately Held Retailers Ready?

Is your retail business ready for FASB’s new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606)? While the compliance deadline for public companies has already passed, nonpublic organizations must apply the new revenue recognition standard to annual reporting periods beginning after Dec...


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | November 13, 2018

GDPR: What Retailers Need to Know About the New Era of Data Privacy

The GDPR requires that retailers take a holistic approach to data privacy governance, and the penalties of noncompliance are severe.


By Natalie Kotlyar | November 08, 2018

Holiday Shopping 2018: Nothing Beats a Bargain—BDO Consumer Beat Survey

Holiday shopping season is among us and, this year, consumers are prioritizing deals over other perks. Our latest Consumer Beat Survey unpacks what retailers need to know about consumers’ holiday shopping motivators.


By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | October 23, 2018

Inspiration on Display at 2018 Retailing Summit

Retailers are focused on innovation and scaling up, but are they giving weight to financial management? Read our takeaways from the 2018 TAMU Retailing Summit.