Retail and consumer products

The retail market is diverse, complex and increasingly global. We understand the issues faced by companies of all sizes working throughout the supply chain. How? Because across the world, we work with retail companies of all sizes - from growing private businesses to some of the largest companies in the world.

At Mazars, we understand both the key retail and consumer market sectors and our clients’ specific business needs. Your company’s success is our priority, whatever the products and services. We help you address crucial factors affecting your business.

We work with retailers and consumer businesses, from individuals to large international groups. We provide invaluable commercial insight and technical ability. Our approach is always hands-on and friendly.

As a middle market consumer products manufacturer, distributor, importer, exporter or retailer, we can help you answer these questions:

  • Am I turning my inventory quickly enough?
  • How much financing do I need to support my projects sales growth?
  • What due diligence do I need to do to check on a company I have targeted to acquire?

Mazars provides growth strategies and strategic, operational, and financial planning to those in the consumer products industry, including:

  • Apparel & Footwear
  • Fragrances & Cosmetics
  • Jewellery & Accessories
  • Housewares & Furnishings
  • Home & Building Improvement Products Furniture
  • Specialized Consumer Products

We are proactive and committed to assisting businesses to stay ahead of the competition in the global marketplace. Because of our strong track record in assisting consumer product companies with strategic, operational, and financial planning, we are exceptionally well-positioned to provide expert advice. Our strong relationships with key industry and financial contacts enable us to assist our clients in supporting their ongoing financial requirements while facilitating growth.

How we can help:

  • Audits, reviews & compilations
  • International Financial Reporting Standards conversion advice
  • Business recovery & restructuring
  • Business valuations
  • Credit & cash flow planning
  • Due diligence
  • Evaluation of factoring alternatives
  • Financing & debt restructuring
  • Forensic accounting
  • Import/export compliance
  • Internal audit services
  • Inventory & warehousing systems
  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Operations assessment
  • Product costing
  • Royalty audits and contract compliance
  • Sales and use tax consulting
  • Strategic planning
  • Succession & continuation planning
  • Tax preparation & planning

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Our references

Across the world, Mazars works with retail companies of every size, from growing private businesses to some of the largest international groups. By combining vast industry knowledge and considerable expertise in a variety of fields, Mazars’ team provides invaluable commercial insight and technical ability. Our approach is always hands-on and collaborative.

Case studies

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Development of a legal risk management framework

One of our clients is a major actor in the retail market. Risk management is crucial to their business, since they are present in numerous countries around the world at the center of the producer/consumer value chain. They already had a structured legal team and a Risk and Compliance Department equipped with tools and indicators.

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Assistance for a high-stakes IT project

One of our clients, a group composed of roughly 1,000 legal entities, undertook a project to reorganize its Finance Department using a reliable and effective consolidation tool. The group asked Mazars, which was already advising them on tax matters (fiscal integration, tax documentation, deferred tax reliability), to provide assistance with the migration of their IT system.