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...

By Michael Metz | June 02, 2017

Transfer Pricing Alert: Court Delivers Prime Ruling for Amazon

In late March, a U.S. Tax Court ruled in favor of the taxpayer in the case of Amazon, Inc. & Subsidiaries v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue. The court determined that Amazon had undervalued its intangible property (IP) and applied a $1.5 billion adjustment to the taxpayer’s...

By Retail & Consumer Products Practice Leaders | 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 Retail & Consumer Products 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 Retail & Consumer Products 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 Retail & Consumer Products 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 George Socha | 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 Retail & Consumer Products 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 Retail & Consumer Products 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...