Consumer Products

Dare to Compare – Mazars USA’s Consumer Products Annual Benchmarking Study

Monitoring key financial indicators is critical to sound business decisions and long-term financial success. To facilitate the decision making process, Mazars USA has developed an annual benchmarking study. The benchmarking study allows consumer products companies to compare their financial performance to that of similar high performing companies. The benchmarking data gathered identifies the industry trends […]

SMEs and Global Growth: Sustaining Growth and Development

Adapting products to local tastes, offering customers multiple purchase channels, and committing to each foreign market, are success factors for SMEs expanding internationally. When a small or mid-sized enterprise (SME) ventures abroad for the first time, its first aim is typically to kick-start sales and build a local market. That, however, only establishes a foothold. […]

What’s Driving Consumer Products Merger & Acquisitions?

During 2017, the Consumer Products industry exploded with significant merger and acquisitions (M&A) totaling approximately $136 billion dollars for the first half of the year. In April 2017, 7-Eleven announced that they will acquire the convenience stores and gasoline stations of Sunoco. During June 2017, Amazon announced that they would acquire Whole Foods, and Walgreens […]

Vendors Beware! Fulfillment By Amazon Can Create State Tax Headaches

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a service growing in popularity and breadth of transaction applicability. It permits online retailers to use Amazon’s storage facilities and fulfillment personnel to complete orders. Although this service provides retailers with an extended network and shorter distance to buyers, it complicates the vendor’s state sales and income tax filing requirements. […]

Will the Effects of Brexit Boost the Grey Market?

On June 23, 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union (“EU”), winning by 52% to 48% in the referendum. On March 29, 2017, the UK government invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to begin negotiations to leave the EU. Negotiations will take approximately two years, and the UK will remain an EU […]

Who is Mazars?

We are pleased to announce an exciting development for the new year! As of January 1, 2017 we have officially changed our name to Mazars USA LLP. As the world’s 11th largest accounting firm, the Mazars name is renowned around the globe. Our new name reflects our expanded international capabilities and reinforces our standing as […]