Retail 

Successful retailers are those who not only focus on their customers, but engage with them in an omnichannel environment to deliver the best shopping experience.

Yet challenges such as changing demographics, fluctuations of regional economies, and globalization are pushing consumer-driven businesses to cut costs, find new ways to offer more value, and provide better customer service. To help meet these challenges, many retailers have turned to KPMG LLP for guidance and advice. From small start-ups to large chain operations, the professionals in KPMG’s Retail practice combine deep industry knowledge with extensive experience to provide retailers with Audit and Tax services, and guidance in such areas as improving performance, lease negotiations, and franchise offerings.

2015 Consumer Executive Survey

2015 Consumer Executive Survey

KPMG’s recent survey of 539 senior consumer executives revealed that this year’s top priority—across consumer businesses of all types, sizes and in all geographies—is clearly on expansion and top line growth.

ConsumerCurrents 19

ConsumerCurrents 19
ConsumerCurrents is published for senior executives at consumer goods companies, suppliers and wholesalers around the world. Here, topical industry issues, global trends and business planning come under the scrutiny of KPMG firms’ industry professionals. Topics in this issue of ConsumerCurrents include pricing strategy, customer loyalty, online business models and the rise of ASEAN.

NRF Student Challenge

NRF Student Challenge
KPMG LLP is supporting this year’s NRF Foundation Student Challenge by providing mentors to work with the student teams. The mentors are senior KPMG retail industry professionals who were hand-selected based on their experience in and commitment to the retail industry.

An Industry Disrupted: Surviving the Change Challenge

An Industry Disrupted: Surviving the Change Challenge
This publication builds off a recent global KPMG survey which revealed that nearly all Food, Drink & Consumer Goods (FDCG) and Retail companies are undertaking some stage of active business transformation. A concerted, proactive change management approach plays a deciding roll in differentiating successful companies from the large percentage that struggle to realize both the immediate and long-term ROI of their transformation agendas. KPMG offers leading practices and tactical recommendations for managing change in a holistic, proactive and structured way.

U.S. CEO Outlook 2015

U.S. CEO Outlook 2015
KPMG’s U.S. CEO Outlook 2015 is a forward-looking examination of the next three years in business, exploring the most critical strategic issues of today and tomorrow.

KPMG Transformation Study 2015

KPMG Transformation Study 2015
The right approach for transformation starts with a clear understanding of how the transformation is supporting the strategic vision and business outcomes. However, KPMG’s research reveals that many companies embark on business transformation only to be disappointed with the actual business results and value that the effort and investment achieves. This paper explores how businesses can increase their chances of success through attention to three mutually reinforcing transformation factors.

How KPMG can help

    KPMG offers a number of services focused on assisting our clients address the issues facing their industry sector, in the key areas of governance, performance, technology, and growth. These issues include:


    • Shifts in consumer behavior
    • Reporting & regulation ― corporate governance and stakeholder expectations, IFRS
    • Sustainability & the environment
    • Business operating model structure
    • Operational efficiency ― supply chain management, loss prevention, commodity price volatility, sourcing, business intelligence
    • Integration of new technology
    • Financial management – cost management, budgeting and forecasting, tax strategies
    • Market entry and expansion
    • Retail format strategies
    • Mergers and acquisitions

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                 Mark Larson

    Mark Larson
    Partner
    US and Global Sector Leader
    Retail
    +1 502 562-5680
    mlarson@kpmg.com

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