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    September 2016
           
SECTOR HIGHLIGHT: FOOD & BEVERAGE
Are Millennials affecting the food and beverage industry?
By Steve Marcus

What is the great American dream? In the earlier part of the century, most people would have defined it as finding a job, getting married, buying a house, and perhaps having children. Millennials are interesting because it seems that although they want the same things, they are willing to wait longer to get them. 
SECTOR HIGHLIGHT: CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Dare to Compare – WeiserMazars’ Consumer Products Annual Benchmarking Survey
By Stuart Nussbaum

Monitoring key financial indicators is critical to sound business decisions and long-term financial success. To facilitate the decision-making process, WeiserMazars conducts an annual benchmarking survey.
Why Off-Price Retailers Are Thriving Today
By Altina Pocesta

At a time when traditional department and specialty stores are floundering, off-price retailers have emerged—and their business is booming. In new research released by The NPD Group, a global industry analysis and advisory services company, roughly two-thirds of consumers who shop for clothes do so at off-price retailers.
 
 
Welcome To Our Newsletter!
 
On behalf of the Manufacturing & Distribution (M&D) Practice Group, welcome to the September edition of our quarterly newsletter! This issue focuses on the Food & Beverage and Consumer Products industries, with additional general-interest articles that affect both individual industries and the entire M&D sector. We have also provided information on several of our current surveys and upcoming events and webcasts. As always, we hope that you will find these items interesting and of value.

- Kathryn A. Byrne, Partner, M&D Practice Leader
 
FEATURED SURVEYS
2016 Commercial Aerospace Study Insight for Suppliers
WeiserMazars is proud to present our 2016 Commercial Aerospace Study Insight for Suppliers, “Supplier of the Fittest: How to Manage Significant Increases in Production Effectively.” Our commercial aerospace publication leverages survey responses gathered from aerospace suppliers based in Europe and North America to provide critical industry insights relating to risks and strategies, globalization, financing, and technology and innovation. Click here to read the full survey results report.
Water Industry Outlook Survey for 2016
We will soon be launching our fourth annual WeiserMazars Water Industry Outlook Survey for 2016. We are seeking the views of leaders and decision makers in the water industry to help us continue to define industry trends and build a knowledge base of water challenges and opportunities, infrastructure financing and other factors that are critical to shape the future of the water industry. To view a copy of our previous Water Industry Outlooks, visit:
http://weisermazars.com/industries/water
 
FEATURED ARTICLES
Energy & Utilities
The Power of Pond Scum
By Kellie Murphy
Energy sources are found everywhere. Some are manmade, such as wells that are drilled to extract oil and gas, and others are alternative sources, like wind, solar,and landfill gas. Click here to read article.

Industrials
Excess global steel production capacity forces US and EU to impose import tariffs.
By Adam Yanasak

As China’s economy and construction boom slow, the country’s steel manufacturers have not cut production. Click here to read article.
 
Transportation & Logistics
Logistics:  The Key to Navigating Today’s Economy
By Michael Rofman
2016 second quarter’s containerized shipments figure was significantly softer than expected.  A myriad of reasons exist, including Brexit and a mild winter that caused a heavy inventory build for wholesalers and retailers of winter clothes.  Click here to read article.
 
FEATURED EVENTS
2016 WeiserMazars NY Food & Beverage Forum
October 25, 2016
The Harmonie Club – New York, NY

Join us for an evening of C-level networking and an insightful panel discussion moderated by Lou Biscotti, Partner, Global and National Food and Beverage Practice Leader, WeiserMazars LLP. Hear from top food and beverage industry experts, Michael Bohlsen, CEO, Bohlsen Restaurant Group and Michael Lessing, COO, Lessings, Inc. Please be advised, this event is exclusively for food and beverage industry executives only. Click here to register.
 
NJBiz- Food BizNJ
November 2, 2016
1714 Easton Ave – Somerset, NJ
Join us for FoodBizNJ: a day of education and networking designed to benefit New Jersey state business owners/operators in the food and beverage industries. NJBIZ brings together buyers and sellers in this business to business environment aimed to stimulate revenue opportunities, educate and inspire.

Citizen’s Bank Annual Food & Beverage Forum: Corporate Growth and Exit Strategies
November 9, 2016
Vanderbilt Suites-MetLife Building – New York, NY
Over the course of the evening, you’ll have the opportunity to hear firsthand accounts of growth and exit strategies from our industry experts, as well as have a chance to connect with industry peers and the Citizens team.
2016 WeiserMazars PA Food & Beverage Forum
November 16, 2016
Pen Ryn Estate-Belle Voir Manor – Bensalem, PA
Join us on for an evening of C-level networking and an insightful panel discussion moderated by John Longstreet, President and CEO of the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association. Hear from top food and beverage industry experts including Bill Covaleski, Founder and Brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company, and Dan DiZio, CEO and Co-Founder of Philly Pretzel Factory. Click here to register.
 
FEATURED WEBCASTS
IFRS 15 - The New Revenue Recognition Standard
September 29, 2016
Speakers: Julie Petit, Senior Manager, WeiserMazars LLP and Antoine Leroy, Manager, WeiserMazars LLP.
Click here to register.
 
Revenue Recognition Changes for the Manufacturing & Distribution Industry
October 13, 2016
Save the Date - Details to Follow.
 
Revenue Recognition Changes for the Technology, Media and Communications  Industry
November 3, 2016
Save the Date - Details to Follow
 
Revenue Recognition Changes for the Financial Services Industry
November 15, 2016
Save the Date - Details to Follow
 
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