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November 16, 2018 Newsletter 3 min read
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December 2018

Podcast: Disruption in the food and beverage industry
How can you stay ahead of disruption in the food and beverage industry? Our podcast discusses disruptive forces in the industry and key considerations when developing a strategic plan.

Food and beverage channel management transactions
What does the new revenue recognition standard (ASC 606) mean to accounting for customer-incentive transactions? Download our whitepaper for guidance on preparing for implementation and how to recognize and record customer incentives.

Ten ways your legacy system is costing you and what you can do about it
Legacy ERP systems may provide adequate functionality, but they can pose significant risks to your business — and hobble future growth — in ways you might not realize. Is an outdated system holding your business back?

2018 year-end tax guide
As the details of tax reform continue to unfold, how can you develop the most effective year-end tax-planning strategy? Our 2018 tax guide can help.

The Road Ahead
Wealth Management’s 2019 economic outlook

Accounting and financial reporting developments for private companies
Download our third quarter update for an overview of important activities for private companies.

Learn from Leaders
Executives from The Detroit Lions, Carhartt, and PVS Chemicals share their leadership tips

September 2018

Food for Thought: Preparing a food and beverage company for sale
Considering the sale of your food and beverage company? Our podcast discusses industry market trends and steps to prepare your business for sale. 

Data increasingly valuable to food and beverage brands
Farmer’s fridge shows how the data you’ve been collecting for years is more usable than ever. 

Three trends that could affect craft breweries’ bottom lines
EKS&H (which joins Plante Moran October 1) recently published its latest Craft Brewing Financial Benchmarking Survey. Here are a few notable trends in the industry. 

Five smart financial moves to make when you have extra cash
Good news: You’ve received a financial windfall. But, don’t go planning that luxury vacation just yet. Here’s what you should do first.

Food and Beverage Industry North American Benchmark Study
Plante Moran’s Food and Beverage Industry (FaBI) North American Benchmark Study highlights trends, defines key performance indicators, and provides senior executives with actionable, strategic insights.

June 2018

Digesting digital: Relevant technology in the food and beverage industry
Done right, technology can enhance top-line revenue and drive down costs. Here are a few things to consider in developing the right technology strategy.

Food for thought: Are you prepared for Industry 4.0?
Industry 4.0 is changing the food and beverage industry. Proper implementation can ensure you don’t get left behind. Our podcast discusses operational strategies and keys to protect your intellectual property. 

Webinar: Optimizing your plant with smart technologies
From employee productivity and enhanced quality, to reduced risk and increased insights into customer behaviors, Industry 4.0 is revolutionizing the plant floor. View our on-demand webinar to learn how to optimize your plant with smart technologies. 

Webinar: Six months in, what should businesses do now?
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted only a little over six months ago. View our on-demand webinar to learn what you should do now to ensure your business maximizes all of the benefits tax reform has to offer. 

Playbook: What you can do now, and how to plan ahead
Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? Our interactive tax reform playbook can help.

Food and Beverage Industry North American Benchmark Study
Plante Moran’s Food and Beverage Industry (FaBI) North American Benchmark Study highlights trends, defines key performance indicators, and provides senior executives with actionable, strategic insights.

Q1 2018

CPG companies confront disruption in the grocery retail industry
Disruption within the grocery retail industry is altering how traditional brick-and-mortar stores get consumer packaged goods (CPG) into the hands of the consumer. Does your CPG company want to outpace the competition? 

Food and Beverage Industry North American Benchmark Study
Get actionable, strategic insights with our free survey. No other food and beverage study goes this deep to uncover financial, strategic, organizational, and operational metrics to benchmark your organization against your peers.