Grant Thornton Feed: Manufacturing & Distribution Keep informed, subscribe to our feed and get our latest updates. 2011-11-16T12:00:00-05:00 Grant Thornton Canada http://www.grantthornton.ca Hunger for growth: Food and beverage looks to the future urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Food_and_beverage_report_CDN.pdf 2013-10-17T13:25:46-05:00 The food and beverage industry is poised for growth around the globe. After years of uncertainty, retrenchment and delayed investments, industry executives are once again looking to invest in new products, new capacity, new distribution channels and new markets. Even in countries still shaking off the recession, executives expect growth and plan to capture market share at home and abroad. Hunger for growth is a global food and beverage industry benchmarking survey that highlights these emerging trends and growth opportunities around the globe. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Food_and_beverage_report_CDN.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Gearing up for growth urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-Gearingupfor growth.pdf 2013-04-05T13:14:09-05:00 An article by Jim Menzies printed in March issue of Food in Canada magazine. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/Gearingupfor growth.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International business report 2012—Cross-border mergers and acquisitions: building momentum urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-GTI-IBR-MA-08-17-12.pdf 2012-08-17T16:27:51-05:00 Canada stands out amongst mature economies in anticipated merger and acquisitions (M&A)|,|activity over the next three years according to research from the latest Grant Thornton International|,|Business Report (IBR). The results from the 2012 report show that 42% of Canadian businesses|,|surveyed said they plan to grow through acquisition. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/GTI-IBR-MA-08-17-12.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Succeeding at succession: establishing your goals and objectives urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf 2011-10-17T15:16:57-05:00 A Grant Thornton International white paper advising that a well-framed succession plan should include objectives that are aligned with your business strategies and goals—and then communicated to both your business and personal stakeholders. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/GTI_Succession_goals_and_objectives_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> The results are in—BC will revert back to the combined PST/GST system urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-BC_to_revert_back_to_the_PST_GST_August_2011.pdf 2011-08-26T15:49:22-05:00 On August 5, 2011, the last of the ballots were mailed in to determine the future of BC’s sales tax system. The results are now in. With a simple majority vote of 54.73% in favour of abolishing the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) and returning to the PST/GST system, the voters of BC have had their say. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/BC_to_revert_back_to_the_PST_GST_August_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Federal budget 2011—staying the course urn:uuid:-resources-insights-budget_analyses-2011_federal_budget_Grant_Thornton.pdf 2011-03-23T11:46:38-05:00   <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/budget_analyses/2011_federal_budget_Grant_Thornton.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Canadian manufacturing outlook: 2011 survey urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_survey_2011.pdf 2010-12-17T17:07:43-05:00 Innovation advantage: With the worst of the recession behind us, the 2011 outlook for Canadian manufacturers is most definitely looking up. Despite the challenges that lie ahead, many have already begun making positive changes, including investing in new employees, investing in new lines of business and expanding into new markets. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_survey_2011.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf 2010-12-17T16:33:12-05:00 Manufacturing: The manufacturing sectors of many economies|,|across the globe have led the recovery from the|,|deepest recession since World War II. The collapse|,|of world trade, a lack of access to credit and|,|declining consumer confidence saw demand|,|plummet across the sector, but in recent months|,|output and orders have increased dramatically. Privately held businesses in the sector are markedly|,|more confident about their current prospects|,|compared to this time last year. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_manufacturing_focus.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> International Business Report 2010—global sector trends urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-IBR_2010_retail.pdf 2010-12-17T16:23:25-05:00 Retail: The retail industry suffered during the global economic downturn as declining GDP growth and falling personal disposable income hit retail sales. Having slowed down in 2008, global non-food retail sales growth contracted in 2009 as fears over fiscal austerity measures and unemployment impacted on consumer confidence. The outlook for this sector is a changing business environment, in both the short and the longer-term. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/IBR_2010_retail.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Example Consolidated Financial Statements 2010 (December 2010) urn:uuid:-resources-insights-accounting_standards_developments-Example_Consolidated_Financial_Statements_2010.pdf 2010-12-13T11:16:05-05:00 Grant Thornton International, through its IFRS team, develops general guidance that supports its member firms’ commitment to high quality, consistent application of IFRS and is therefore pleased to share these insights by publishing Example Consolidated Financial Statements 2010. This publication reflects the collective experience of Grant Thornton International's IFRS team and member firm IFRS experts. This publication is intended to illustrate the 'look and feel' of IFRS financial statements and to provide a realistic example of their presentation. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/accounting_standards_developments/Example_Consolidated_Financial_Statements_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Navigating the changes to International Financial Reporting Standards: a briefing for Chief Financial Officers urn:uuid:-resources-insights-accounting_standards_developments-Navigating_the_changes_to_IFRS_Dec_2010.pdf 2010-12-06T16:00:32-05:00 A Grant Thornton International summary of recent changes to International Financial Reporting Standards. It covers new Standards and Interpretations that have been issued and amendments made to existing ones that will affect companies’ future financial reporting. The publication is designed to give Chief Financial Officers a high-level awareness of the requirements of changes that were finalized by November 30, 2010. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/accounting_standards_developments/Navigating_the_changes_to_IFRS_Dec_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> New development summary: IFRS on lease accounting – Exposure Draft issued by the IASB urn:uuid:-resources-insights-accounting_standards_developments-NDS_2010_02_Leases_October_2010.pdf 2010-10-27T09:01:59-05:00 A Grant Thornton publication that discusses the proposed changes to lease accounting that are outlined in a recent Exposure Draft, issued jointly by the International Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Accounting Standards Board. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/accounting_standards_developments/NDS_2010_02_Leases_October_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Transition anomaly or fraud? Financial statements under IFRS urn:uuid:-resources-insights-publications_ext-Transition_anomaly_or_fraud_CMAUpdate_Summer2010.pdf 2010-09-02T16:04:35-05:00 Grant Thornton practitioners Daniel Laflèche and Patrick McParland discuss how financial statement anomalies are likely to occur during the transition to IFRS, and advise preparers and users of financial statements to take precautions to ensure that these anomalies are not as a result of fraud. (Reprinted with permission from the CMA) <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/publications_ext/Transition_anomaly_or_fraud_CMAUpdate_Summer2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Rutter Technologies - performance improvement urn:uuid:-insights-resources-success_stories-95_200903301409.14-95_0903301422-156.xml 2010-08-16T12:46:23-05:00   One solution doesn’t have to mean one strategy. urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-One_solution_doesnt_mean_one_strategy_2010.pdf 2010-08-11T09:54:59-05:00 A Grant Thornton LLP white paper for manufacturing and distribution that discusses working both sides of the equation—financial and operational—for a more holistic approach to securing the health of your business. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/One_solution_doesnt_mean_one_strategy_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Managing cultural change to drive productivity and profit urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Managing_cultural_change_2010_electronic.pdf 2010-05-31T09:39:58-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper for manufacturers and distributors that explains the culture change process—its advantages—and some of the key considerations you need to think about before embarking on the path of rebuilding a culture that’s more productive, profitable, sustainable, goal-oriented and data-driven. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Managing_cultural_change_2010_electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Survival of the Fittest urn:uuid:-resources-insights-white_papers-Survival_of_the_fittest_2009_electronic.pdf 2010-05-28T13:56:32-05:00 A Grant Thornton white paper for manufacturers and distributors which examines the benefits of putting a product rationalization strategy into place—giving you the potential to make your company leaner, more robust and better equipped for a volatile economy. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/white_papers/Survival_of_the_fittest_2009_electronic.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> urn:uuid:-resources-insights-budget_analyses-2010_federal_budget_Grant_Thornton.pdf 2010-03-10T14:57:47-05:00   <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/budget_analyses/2010_federal_budget_Grant_Thornton.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> CRA administration of SR&ED program: relief and enhancements urn:uuid:-resources-insights-articles-SRED_relief_and_enhancements_Feb_2010.pdf 2010-02-26T11:58:17-05:00 A Grant Thornton tax article that discusses some of the details surrounding the recently released relief announcement for Form T661 and other recently announced enhancements to the SR&ED program. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/articles/SRED_relief_and_enhancements_Feb_2010.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a> Canadian Manufacturing Outlook: 2010 survey urn:uuid:-resources-insights-reports-Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_2010_survey.pdf 2009-12-15T16:51:36-05:00 Navigating the recovery. Despite the challenges in the economy over the past year, the results from the survey suggest that Canadian manufacturers are optimistic and ready to get down to business in 2010. <a href="http://www.grantthornton.ca/resources/insights/reports/Canadian_manufacturing_outlook_2010_survey.pdf?jsmobile=0" >click to open PDF</a>