Retail and Consumer Goods

Mastering disruptive change through business transformation

Helping you transform successfully

We enable Retail and Consumer Goods Manufacturers to grow their business
profitably by helping them master transformational change successfully from
strategy to execution. Our market share of retail and consumer goods companies is significant. We have strong expertise in food and beverage, as well as consumer packaged goods, luxury goods, and retailing. Our retail and consumer specialists focus on the sectors’ top issues, including digital transformation, growth strategies, operational excellence, mergers and acquisitions as well as sustainability. At PwC Advisory in Switzerland more than 400 experts offer retail and consumer goods companies integrated professional services under one roof.

     

     

Today's digital world presents retailers and consumer goods manufacturers with new challenges – for example, in data protection. You can use these changes in the business landscape as fresh opportunities to develop sustainable strategies to reduce costs and increase your productivity.

Mike Foley, Retail and Consumer Territory Leader

     

Research and insights

The finance function of the future: Use IFRS 17 to build your competitive advantage

The finance function of the future: Use IFRS 17 to build your competitive advantage

Imagine a future in which finance can monitor business performance in real time and provide results to stakeholders where and when they need them. Imagine it can close the books in two days and fully explain what drove the results. And that it can identify profitable customer segments and guide sales to those customers, or scan the horizon, preparing contingency plans to address the impact of things like market volatility. In essence, imagine the business benefits of having a finance function that provides timely, actionable insight and is a key partner to strategic decision making.

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Three simple ideas can take the panic out of your prep for IFRS 17

Three simple ideas can take the panic out of your prep for IFRS 17

Insurance companies have less than three years to adopt the International Financial Reporting Standard issued in May 2017 (IFRS 17), and many executives are struggling to get their hands around the technical and operational challenges they’re facing. The changes IFRS 17 imposes are so fundamental and sweeping that some leaders might be worried they won’t have time to make the necessary adjustments.

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Is the insurance industry ready for the ePrivacy Regulation?

Is the insurance industry ready for the ePrivacy Regulation?

The European Commission is finalising the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR)1, which may become effective by the end of 2018. The ePrivacy Regu­lation, which protects the right to respect for private life and communications, is one of the key pillars of the EU’s Digital Single Market Strategy. This new regulation is designed to be ‘future proof’: all existing and future communica­tion technologies are and will be subject to it. Although many insurance companies are already changing their digital strategies, the ePR will have a disruptive effect on the industry. ePrivacy Regulation in a nutshell: The ePR will replace the existing ePrivacy Directive2, which was revised in 2009. The new regulation includes several modifications to address current trends in digital markets and it entails a consider­able extension of scope. The key goal of the ePR is to protect electronic communications of natural and legal persons and to protect the information stored in those persons’ terminal equipment.

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Contact

Mike Foley

Retail and Consumer Territory Leader, Lausanne

+41 58 792 82 44

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Reto Brunner

Partner Advisory, Zurich

+41 58 792 14 19

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Ciprian Alexandru

Director Advisory, Zürich, PwC Switzerland

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