Finding a place in a consolidating industry.

For the last several years, retail and consumer product companies have competed in a rapidly evolving industry. International expansion, M&A, e-commerce, cybersecurity concerns, and changes in the supply chain have companies transforming their operations and business models to keep up with the latest developments.

TMO’s Retail & Consumer Products Practice understands the factors reshaping the world of retail. Through assurance, tax, and consulting services, TMO serves a variety of businesses in the consumer products, franchise, and food and beverage industries.

From proprietary research to timely reports, TMO publishes extensive thought leadership to help companies make informed business decisions. TMO also regularly conducts surveys to gain insight on the factors that are affecting consumer confidence and spending levels. And as many consumer businesses explore opportunities to expand their operations overseas, TMO taps its vast international network to provide clients with the insight and resources necessary to navigate increasingly complex business landscapes.

Successfully reaching today’s tech-savvy consumers.

Today’s consumer products companies are selling to shoppers who expect value and convenience. As a result, they must tailor strategies to offer discounts that are available not only in brick-and-mortar stores, but online as well, where the e-commerce industry continues to grow rapidly year over year.

Through surveys, quarterly publications, newsletters, and research reports, TMO’s Retail & Consumer Products Practice offers insight on the industry’s most significant challenges. From the rise in cybercrime, to changing supply chain dynamics, TMO is aware of the challenges and opportunities facing consumer products companies.

TMO uses a global network of professionals to assist companies looking to expand their business overseas or sell U.S. brands in new markets. Domestically, TMO guides companies through the numerous tax issues arising from growing ecommerce and related legislative implications, including The Marketplace Fairness Act.

Financial and practical guidance to navigate change.

The franchising industry is facing a unique set of challenges, including economic volatility, heightened international competition, and legislative challenges. In today’s crowded and highly competitive environment, success depends on swift management decisions, solid relationships between franchisees and franchisors, and the anticipation of future trends.

TMO draws on experience serving the franchising industry to help our clients navigate challenges and identify opportunities for growth. We provide services across a wide range of areas, from tax and audit issues to corporate governance, supply chain management, and internal controls. Our dedicated franchising professionals work with companies including emerging franchisors, multi-unit franchisees, private equity firms, and publicly traded entities across all industries. Additionally, as growth opportunities continue to increase in emerging markets, TMO’s vast international network allows us to help our clients wherever they do business.

Global, tailored, and virtual: the future of shopping.

Shifting economic trends, finicky shoppers, and consolidation in the retail industry have retailers adjusting their business models, whether by selling U.S. brands overseas or investing more in operations to thwart cybersecurity.

TMO’s Retail & Consumer Products Practice helps businesses compete in a marketplace undergoing transformation, through industry-specific knowledge regarding regulatory, reporting, and complicated tax requirements – all of which vary widely by state and by country.

More and more shoppers are using mobile devices to make their purchases, and TMO offers guidance to companies on how to best take advantage of the growing trend. TMO has assisted many retailers on their most important endeavors, whether by offering guidance on accessing capital, expanding operations, managing their supply chain, or how best to maximize return for investors.