By Ted Vaughan | November 13, 2017

What’s Next For Amazon?

Equipped with Whole Foods’ strong brand recognition, Amazon is set to shape the future of the grocery industry. The e-commerce giants’ expansive consumer data and logistics capabilities ensure its foray into groceries and meal kits has only just begun.


By Natalie Kotlyar | 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,...


By Clark Schweers | October 05, 2017

Recovering And Reopening Following A Natural Disaster

As businesses assess damage and move toward reopening after the recent hurricanes, there are several risk management factors to keep in mind following these storms, and to prepare for future events.


By Jennifer Valdivia | September 14, 2017

The Risky Business of E-Commerce

The e-commerce model, promising as it may be, carries enormous risk for retailers and consumers alike. Because retailers are entrusted with consumers’ financial and personal information, businesses are concerned with the potential release of confidential customer, employee and...


By David Berliner | September 07, 2017

Retail In The Red: BDO’s Inaugural Quarterly Bankruptcy Update

So far this year, retail has seen more than 4,000 retail store closures while over 20 retailers declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Many point to the e-commerce boom to explain these figures, yet the fact that e-commerce captured only 8.5 percent of the U.S.’s Q1 2017 retail sales...


By Jennifer Valdivia | August 31, 2017

Retail Rethinks Real Estate

News of store closures and the mass move online has already created big changes for traditional retailers. As the industry’s evolution continues to make headlines, retail real estate is seeing something of a revolution. The battle cry? Right-size, reimagine and refocus.


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 Scott Ziemer | 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 Scott Ziemer | 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.