Retail & consumer

Answering your cybersecurity questions

2/5/14 | Advisory services
  • PwC's Global Insights 2014: Drivers of growth for Cash and Carry retailers in emerging markets

    2/18/14 | Retail & consumer

    PwC’s Global Insights 2014: Drivers of growth for Cash and Carry retailers in emerging markets reviews the evolution of the Cash & Carry (C&C) retail model in emerging markets and provides key insights/platforms that can be leveraged for C&C evolution and growth.

  • US retail & consumer deals insights: 2013 year in review and 2014 outlook

    2/18/14 | Retail & consumer

    Despite a lull in deal activity during Q2, total transaction value for 2013 surpassed the $100 billion mark for the first time since 2008, anchored by one of the largest consumer products deals in history with the $28 billion Heinz deal. There were several factors which challenged consumer sentiment throughout 2013, however consumer sentiment was up year-over-year driven by labor and economic improvements. We expect R&C deal activity will continue its positive momentum, but will remain challenging as supply and demand of quality assets for sale may remain divergent.

  • Answering your cybersecurity questions

    2/5/14 | Advisory services

    There continues to be systematic security issues with retailers in the United States. A number of recent high-profile data breaches demonstrate that cyberattacks on retail and consumer organizations are increasing in number. This piece discusses what boards and management can do to better position their companies to handle cybersecurity events. It also covers threat actors who exploit retailers via cyberspace, and provides questions to consider in the early weeks of 2014.

  • Retail & Consumer: 2013 Financial Reporting Trends

    2/5/14 | Retail & consumer

    The retail and consumer (R&C) practice of PwC is pleased to present our first report on financial reporting trends for the R&C industry.

  • Retail & Consumer: 2013 SEC comment letter trends

    1/15/14 | Retail & consumer

    Understanding the SEC staff’s recent focus areas specific to retail and consumer companies are paramount to industry leaders. We have highlighted the top areas where R&C registrants received the most comments...

  • US retail & consumer deals insights: Q3 2013 update

    11/6/13 | Transaction services

    Deal activity rebounded from Q2 as Q3 included six of the top ten corporate deals year-to-date and several large private equity deals. Consumer sentiment and retail sales trends weakened and suggest R&C companies will face an increasingly challenged environment through year-end. The deal environment remains challenging, given the lack of availability of quality assets for sale and a mismatch in buyer and seller expectations around price.

  • Retail & Consumer KnowledgeBrief: Technical and Quality Newsletter

    10/1/13 | Retail & consumer

    What are the technical and reporting issues impacting retail and consumer products companies? PwC's Retail & Consumer KnowledgeBrief provides insights and summaries on restructuring comment letter trends and disclosure reminders, data protection, conflict minerals, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and more.

  • Retail and Consumer industry: State of Compliance survey

    9/24/13 | Retail & consumer

    What is the state of compliance for retail and consumer companies in terms of formal compliance infrastructure, resources, and processes? How is the compliance environment for retailers and consumer goods companies different from other industries?

  • US retail & consumer deals insights: Q2 2013 update

    8/8/13 | Transaction services

    Despite a lull in deal activity during Q2, M&A fundamentals remain strong with corporate cash availability, a favorable debt environment and continued private equity sponsor interest. Retail remains attractive for investment, particularly as businesses seek greater effi ciencies with scale as well as international expansion. Private equity activity in retail remained strong, comprising two of the top deals during the quarter.

  • Lease accounting in retail and consumer products: Transformational change

    6/25/13 | Retail & consumer

    The changes to lease accounting proposed by the FASB and IASB will bring all leases onto the balance sheet and change income statement recognition, business processes, systems, and controls. Retail and consumer companies should prepare for the upcoming business process changes.

  • 2013 Financial Performance Report: Growth strategies - Unlocking the power of the consumer

    6/21/13 | Retail & consumer

    PwC and the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) present the Financial Performance Report, Growth strategies: Unlocking the power of the consumer. The report provides financial benchmarking results for 142 food, beverage and consumer products industry manufacturers, and 67 retailers. Topics covered include growth strategies and future investment targets.

  • 10Minutes
    10Minutes on harnessing customer demand to drive growth

    4/19/13 | Advisory services

    Consumer-packaged goods (CPG) companies, retailers, and their business partners often tout the ways they put customers at the center of their strategies. But while many companies do a good job of understanding their customers, perhaps not as many create demand by coordinating across marketing, sales, and innovation—functions and activities that now encompass the demand chain. This 10Minutes explores ways companies can capitalize on knowing their customer with demand functions pulling in the same direction.

  • Dataline
    Dataline (Supplement): Revenue from contracts with customers - Retail and consumer industry (No. 2011-35)

    12/1/11 | Assurance services

    The FASB and IASB released an updated exposure draft, Revenue from Contract with Customers, on November 14, 2011, and are requesting comments by March 13, 2012. In Dataline 2011-35, we share our analysis of and insight on the overall proposal. This industry supplement to Dataline 2011-35 provides specific examples and assessments of the potential affect of the updated proposal on the retail and consumer industry.