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Consumer Business

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Let’s reinvent the future of retail together

With consumers expecting faster checkouts, secure payment gateways, easy returns, and quick deliveries, retailers are revising their roadmaps to provide a post-pandemic experience. One that's more digital, integrated, personalized, and sustainable.

As retail continues to evolve, so does BDO’s Consumer Business practice. Our strategies are open, flexible, and adaptable to help clients reduce costs, drive profits, and redefine convenience in an ever-changing and challenging world.

Featured insights and offerings for the consumer business industry

Resources to support your business

Build your war chest: Get ready to buy

The shifting economic realities from the pandemic resulted in an increase in unit sales for the automotive retail sector, presenting an opportunity for automotive retail dealers to use this capital to invest and expand. Explore strategic steps to realizing opportunity. 

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The Great Resignation: How labour shortages are increasing business risk

Workers are leaving their jobs at historic rates. We outline some of the areas that pose the greatest risks to your business—stemming from both labour shortages and our new way of working—and solutions to address them. 

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Do businesses need to charge Canadian sales tax on online sales?

Internet sales have increased significantly over the past several years, largely because many businesses operate online stores and can deliver goods directly to the door of their customers. No matter what type of retail business you operate, you need to understand your Canadian sales tax obligations.

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Guidance and advice that service the consumer business industry

Building trust with your stakeholders requires meeting regulatory requirements, adhering to accounting standards, and being transparent with your financial reporting. Our Audit & Assurance teams use their deep industry knowledge and access to the latest data to help you keep up with the ever-changing regulatory landscape, including ESG reporting, complete complex audits, and meet tight deadlines.

BDO Tax professionals can help you remain compliant and stay on top of new developments. We offer a full range of integrated, multidisciplinary tax services that allow us to address multiple client issues—helping you streamline your tax operations.

In today's fast-paced and highly competitive business world, inorganic growth is an important tool in any company's success. We can help turn your growth goals into strategic pathways. With access to global networks and extensive expertise across industries, our M&A team supports mid-market businesses with acquisition strategy development and execution, sale preparation, divestitures, vendor due diligence, and more.

Mergers and acquisitions bring new opportunities that allow your business to evolve, adapt, and grow. But since every business is different, the M&A value creation strategy—from due diligence to integration considerations—must be unique. BDO offers tailored M&A services that match your specific circumstances and context, for both buy-side and sell-side transactions.

Businesses across all industries are adopting advanced and emerging technologies at a much faster rate than ever before. Solutions driven by data and AI are powerful assets to help you stay competitive in current markets; but they aren't without vulnerabilities. Our comprehensive, end-to-end cybersecurity services can help you mitigate the risks and strengthen your defences against cyber crime and attacks.

Navigating a major business transition can be difficult. Our experienced professionals provide comprehensive counsel to help you find the right path forward for you, your organization, and those who depend on it. BDO's Licensed Insolvency Trustees recognize the financial strain of debt and are here to provide you with personalized guidance on a range of solutions toward debt relief.

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