retail and distribution

Retail & Distribution

CRA assists manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in assessing a myriad of compliance issues including but not limited to competitive, financial, fraud, intellectual property, regulatory, and valuation matters. Our integrated team of experts have long applied leading-edge theories and analyses in many different types of retail markets, including department stores, mass merchandisers, drug stores, supermarkets, and many others, and provides customized solutions to clients in a constantly evolving sector.

Our expertise and deep factual understanding of retailing allow us to apply state-of-the-art analysis to such numerous issues such as product and geographic market definition, entry conditions, and synergies resulting from retail consolidation. CRA has been also retained by private parties and government agencies to provide expert reports, deposition, and trial testimony in many matters involving retail markets.


  • 01
    Valuation of iconic consumer brands for litigation-related impairment test
    A CRA expert valued certain trademarks to support the SEC’s claim for negligence-based fraud, relating to the failure to timely impair the trademarks. CRA...
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  • 02
    Breach of Confidentiality
    The client, an apparel manufacturer, commissioned an investigation to find out who was behind a spike in the short-selling of its shares and why. The...
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  • 03
    CRA economists advise on merger of CVS & Aetna
    CRA economists advised Dechert LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, counsel to CVS Health and Aetna, respectively, on CVS’s acquisition of Aetna. CRA economists...
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