Retail & Consumer Products

Retail & Consumer Products

The global economic downturn has immeasurably changed the retailing business. FTI Consulting provides a full range of corporate finance and turnaround expertise for retailers worldwide across all sectors. We also help retailers manage communications with investors, analysts, consumers and the press. Our highly developed analytics and processes allow us to move decisively, and our network of relationships with key industry players gives us valuable insight at all times. Our team includes former industry executives, bankers, lawyers, economists, policymakers, communications professionals and researchers.

Business Plan Reviews

FTI Consulting provides expert counselling for all critical communications with key audiences, including investors, analysts, consumers and the press. With our global network of retail and consumer clients, we are uniquely positioned to advise companies of all sizes in every imaginable corporate situation. Our communications counsel always is clearly measurable and highly targeted. Our multidisciplinary team can supply key analyses to help retail and consumer clients navigate through a changing and often volatile environment.

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Process & Performance Improvement

FTI Consulting professionals have substantial experience in developing strategies that drive performance improvement for retailing clients. We have helped underperforming retailers assess their processes and develop performance improvement plans to reduce overhead expenses and improve profits. In many cases, our retail clients request that we also assist in implementing the plan. FTI Consulting maintains a proprietary database of retail industry information for benchmarking and comparing performance.

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Liquidity Management

Better cash management tools help retailers improve liquidity and optimise working capital and treasury management. FTI Consulting professionals have helped hundreds of retailers establish or improve liquidity management programmes and generate more funds for both turnaround and growth plans. We customise the cash flow forecasting, modelling and monitoring processes for the client, balancing simplicity, speed and materiality with the right degree of complexity and detail.

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Property Optimisation

Store profitability is the foundation of a retailer's survival and success. FTI Consulting proprietary methodologies evaluate store performance and identify attributes contributing to both success and underperformance. In addition, FTI Consulting has led numerous processes to assess the liquidity impacts of potential closings and, if necessary, help the client with the store closing process. Our nationally recognised retail consultants have been involved in some of the most significant public retail assignments over the past few years. We have vast experience in assessing store-by-store performance, reducing store footprints and analysing distribution and administrative cost structures.

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Interim Management

FTI Consulting helps retailing clients spearhead immediate change in difficult situations. We fulfil CEO, CFO, COO, CIO and CRO positions on an interim basis to help companies secure their viability by driving long-term positive change. These interim executives have extensive experience dealing with all retailing constituencies and can effectively broker consensus on a plan of action. We restore credibility to an organisation while protecting and enhancing the enterprise value for stakeholders.

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Strategic Alternatives Assessment

FTI Consulting is the market leader in retail restructuring assignments and has advised many high-profile retailing clients in complex situations. We represent companies, private equity firms, secured and unsecured creditors and other stakeholders in both in-court and out-of-court restructurings and turnarounds. Our vast experience in retail restructurings helps us move decisively when our clients determine Chapter 11 is the best course of action. We help them meet the tight time frames required under bankruptcy law.

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Market Research

FTI Consulting can provide customised market research reports, customer surveys or white papers on companies or sectors within the North American retail industry. We have published our annual "Retail Report" and accompanying holiday season forecast for nearly a decade, covering a broad array of topics that impact the US retail sector. We regularly monitor the operating performance of more than 200 large US retailers, and our retail experts frequently are quoted in the business media.

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Strategic Communications

FTI Consulting provides expert counselling for all critical communications with key audiences, including investors, analysts, consumers and the press. With our global network of retail and consumer clients, we are uniquely positioned to advise companies of all sizes in every imaginable corporate situation. Our communications counsel always is clearly measurable and highly targeted. Our multidisciplinary team can supply key analyses to help retail and consumer clients navigate through a changing and often volatile environment.

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Lender/Creditor Representation

FTI Consulting professionals often use their vast knowledge and experience to assist retail companies' lenders and creditors. Because we understand the fundamental underpinnings of the industry, we can provide critical counsel to lenders who find themselves with troubled or distressed retail credits. We have the competencies to complete a successful restructuring and maximise recoveries on behalf of lenders and creditors.

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