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.


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...