• Retail, Wholesale & Consumer Business

Retail, Wholesale & Consumer Business

The retail and wholesale sector has been at the heart of BDO's client base since the firm's inception. We have focused our full suite of core services on the needs of the country centric retailer/wholesaler who is taking its first steps into international markets and where ownership and management are intrinsically linked. Over the years, we have had the privilege to support clients throughout all stages of growth from start up, through first finance raising and on to private equity ownership and listing on a public exchange.

We offer a broad range of specialist advice ranging from the core services of audit, tax, corporate finance and restructuring through to specialist advice in areas that are key to retailers and wholesalers including employee incentivisation and remuneration, franchise development and international expansion, duty and IT solutions. Additionally, the growth and development of our tax practice, pensions advisory unit and business outsourcing offerings have allowed us to develop our service proposition to the major multinationals within the sector.

BDO has been a valued business advisor to retail and consumer product companies for almost 100 years. We work with a wide variety of retail and consumer product clients, ranging from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to more entrepreneurial businesses, on myriad accounting, tax and other financial issues.

We understand the constant changes affecting this marketplace - increased competition, economic uncertainty, obstacles to expansion, changing trends and growing inventory problems, to name just a few. In this volatile industry, success is dependent upon swift management decisions, accurate prediction of future trends and the guidance of a sound business advisor. For many organizations, BDO is this advisor.

Our professionals have the experience and knowledge to help clients address industry challenges and manage the unique complexities of their business. Our professionals are dedicated to helping clients devise, plan and implement business and financial strategies in alignment with their goals.

Our clients

All Saints
Ann Summers
Aurora (Oasis, Coast and Karen Millen)
Barnes & Noble
Body Shop International
Hobbs Ltd
Karen Millen
Karstadt AG
Kurt Geiger
La Perla
Piazza Castello
River Island
Rogers Group
Stefano Ricci
The White Company
T.M. Lewin
Toni & Guy
Valentino Fashion Group
Yves Rocher