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Staying ahead of the curve in a changing marketplace

When you operate in the retail marketplace you need to stand out in the competitive landscape, one where the only constant is that the consumer’s tastes and preferences will change. Your business strategy needs to evolve alongside those shifts.

RSM offers our clients specific services unique to retailers and access to meaningful thought leadership on vital topics including e-commerce strategies, mergers and acquisitions, operational issues including supply chain and technology, multi-channeling and more. When you partner with us, you gain access to a network of professionals who share knowledge and understand your issues from both the retailer and supplier perspective bringing you ideas and potential solutions.

Key Industry Issues

Customer relationships

Customer relationships

To secure customers, focus on creating a positive experience regardless of where, when and how a customer shops.

Technology

Technology

An effective technology strategy gives the insight you need to optimize your business.

Margin and Pricing

Margin and Pricing

As customers search for bargains and optimal experiences, it’s important to be strategic and protect your margins.

Economics

Economics

To be competitive, retailers must adapt to today's changing buying habits by looking to new markets, products and services for growth.

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Events/Webcasts

LIVE WEBCAST

Consumer products issues and insights 2016–2017 webcast series

  • December 13, 2016

RECORDED WEBCAST

PCI compliance for consumer products companies

  • June 24, 2015

Contact

John Nicolopoulos 
National Retail and Restaurant Sector Leader

617.241.1299