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
    Waterstones acquisition of Foyles Bookstore is cleared
    CRA supported the merging parties in seeking regulatory clearance, including through showing the dominance of Amazon in book selling, the impact of competition...
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  • 02
    Assisting Napster (iFood) during the acquisition of Pedidos Já, a local competitor
    CRA experts prepared a natural experiment for this case. It was shown that the rivalry between the iFood and Pedidos Já was not significant, as, when one of...
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  • 03
    Class action alleging meal period violations, off-the-clock claims
    Advised counsel to a national drugstore chain in a California Labor Code class action claim alleging unpaid wages as a result of the position of the time...
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