By Consumer Business 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 Shahryar Shaghaghi | May 25, 2017

Retail and Ransomware: Protecting Your Organization From Cyber Threats

The retail industry is tasked with protecting the sensitive data of millions of customers every day. On the heels of the unprecedented “WannaCry” cyberattack resulting in more than 75,000 ransomware attacks across 153 countries and a variety of industries, retailers should be...


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | May 04, 2017

Read the Full Report: Current State of E-Commerce

Our Current State of E-Commerce report analyzes where retail business models are heading based on recent e-commerce acquisition, buyout and exit trends in the industry. Read and download the full report for more on trends in e-commerce deal activity.


By Consumer Business Practice Leaders | April 24, 2017

Webinar Recap: How to Prepare an RFP for Credit Card Processing Services

When's the last time you assessed your credit card processing needs? Regardless of whether it's been a short time or several years, because of both increased security issues and advances in technology it may be time to consider issuing an RFP for your credit card processing...


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...