Food and Beverage
There’s no secret formula for success in the U.S. food and beverage industry. You’re facing complex regulation, pressure to innovate and stay ahead of evolving consumer tastes, and a host of operational challenges from technology infrastructure to finding and retaining talent. Successful companies realize they can’t do it all.
We serve hundreds of organizations across food and commodities production, processing, packaging, wholesale, distribution, logistics, retail, and service. And our service offering is comprehensive, from minimizing tax exposure and bulletproofing your M&A strategy to improving operations and technology effectiveness and managing international growth and expansion.
Whatever your business goals, we’ll provide the key ingredients to help you grow and prosper.
Areas of Focus
Productivity & performance
Next generation leaders need to focus on key skills to connect with coworkers and their organization. Are you utilizing the best approach to ensure sustainable success as a next generation leader?
Channel management transactions
How and when do you account for customer incentive transactions?
2017 State of Manufacturing TechnologySee how manufacturers like you are taking advantage of advanced technologies to drive results and usher in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
2017 Food and Beverage ForumPlante Moran, Nixon Peabody, and BMO Harris Bank are pleased to present the 2017 Food and Beverage Forum on the topic of disruption in the food and beverage industry.
Food and Beverage Thought Leadership
Insights from the 2017 Capital Roundtable: Trends in growing your food and beverage businessAre you growing at the right pace? Rapid expansion isn’t always the best strategy.
Unlocking your profit potential: Let data analytics be your roadmapWhen business is strong, do you dismiss data analytics? If so, you might be missing out on the opportunity to bring your business to the next level.
The new food order: Topics and trends from the 2016 Food ForumCompanies must be cognizant of the information attached to their products, as shifts in shopper demographics draw focus on new variables.
Six key tax strategies that manufacturers often missFalling into a "tax rut" can cost your business. Manufacturers often overlook valuable tax-saving opportunities in these six areas.
Leadership succession planning best practices: A C-suite guide for the futureA documented succession plan helps mitigate risk and ensure your organization's continuing success, yet many leaders struggle to develop one. Use these best practices and questions for a pain-free jump start on the process.
Our clients say
Plante Moran has provided O&W, Inc. with a number of services over the years. From corporate tax, individual tax, and assurance services to business valuation and acquisitions. As a family-owned business, we greatly appreciate the breadth of services Plante Moran has provided in regards to succession planning and estate planning. We value long-term relationships and welcome the consistent value the firm has provided to three generations of our family. Plante Moran auditors, accountants, and consultants have built a solid relationship with O&W and know not only our business needs and specific issues, but understand our personal wealth management interest and concerns. I would definitely recommend Plante Moran to others because they make you priority number one.
Want to reduce risk and improve business performance? Align your financial practices and business strategies with our audit, tax, and consulting experts. Our dedicated, national team can share insights and solutions based on our experience serving hundreds of clients across the food and beverage continuum. We work with breweries, confectioners, cooperatives, frozen food companies, soft drink bottlers, and processors of vegetables, fruits, juices, dairy, and cheese to name only a few.
You’ll benefit from our deep understanding of industry risks and value drivers as well as our expansive network of private equity groups, lenders, and other top advisory firms. Whether you’re on the path to fast growth or balancing a mature portfolio of brands, we serve as your trusted advisor, sharing our depth of expertise, proactive ideas, and hands-on approach to help you achieve your goals.