Compass Lexecon’s economic consultants offer retail clients guidance and testimony based on direct industry experience with both brick-and-mortar and e-commerce businesses.

Our economic experts’ practical, data-backed insights support retailers across a broad range of issues. We can testify on their behalf, for example representing them in claims relating to alleged anti-competitive behavior. We regularly present our competitive analyses before governmental bodies worldwide.

Specialist areas for our retail team include:

  • Mergers & acquisitions
  • Antitrust (cooperation agreements, dominance)
  • Employment discrimination
  • Credit card litigation
  • Efficiency analysis
  • Breach of contract
  • Valuation and solvency analysis
  • Financial distress

Particularly relevant to retailers is our economists’ command of techniques such as geographic overlap analysis, price concentration analysis, and the design of optimal divestments.

For fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) manufacturers, we design customer surveys for market definition and work with scanner data to assess competitive constraints. Our economic experts are also able to develop self-assessment tools for manufacturers to evaluate their FMCG pricing policies from a compliance point of view.

The legal and economic challenges facing retailers continue to multiply as revenue streams diversify, digital presences grow, and partnerships become more innovative and more powerful. Compass Lexecon clients overcome these challenges confidently with support from our specialist economic consultants.


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