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Retail

From data security to site selection to tax minimization, we fully grasp the challenges and opportunities you encounter every day. Our customized, practical solutions can help you thrive in today’s rapidly evolving retail industry, despite constant change and fierce competition.

You’ll gain industry insights and best practices based on our broad and deep experience serving over 250 retail clients, including clothing, sporting good, and furniture retailers; hardware stores; jewelry stores; supermarkets; automotive parts and accessories stores; and health and personal care stores. Their revenues range from $10 million to $1 billion, and they range in size from a single location to large multi-location, multi-state brands.

From proactive state and local tax consulting to IT infrastructure, strategy, and security to business analytics and benchmarking, we offer a range of services designed to help you face increased competition, grow your business, and meet your goals.

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How technology can transform your business

How technology can transform your business
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Keep IT right-sized through growth and change
In a business environment where change and volatility are inevitable, organizations must know how to keep their technology environments right-sized. Here’s how to improve elasticity and adaptability in your IT investments.
Sri Chalasani
Article September 20, 2017 4 min read
Implementing an ERP system? Strengthen controls to prevent fraud
Scott Eiler
Article September 01, 2017 6 min read
ERP dirty dozen: 12 signs your business needs to replace its ERP system
Doug Hockenbrocht
Article June 14, 2017 1 min read
Cybersecurity: Taking aim at a fast-moving target
Joseph Oleksak
Article May 23, 2017 3 min read

Ready for change?
Revenue recognition industry resource guide for retail

Productivity & performance

People and process The power behind your business
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Top five skills for next generation leaders

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?

Steve Gravenkemper Ph.D.
Article July 12, 2017 5 min read

Retail Thought Leadership

  • PCI compliance: Protecting your customers and your brand
    Franchise owners: Are you taking the right measures to protect your customers' data? A proactive approach and several simple actions can reduce your exposure — and strengthen your brand.
    Article November 01, 2016 4 min read
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  • Tax credits and incentives: Changes that could benefit your business
    2016 saw several beneficial rule changes for businesses, including expansion of the R&D credit, accelerated cost recovery for restaurants and retailers, and continued work to finalize a deduction for domestic manufacturers. Here’s how they may benefit you and your business.
    Nathan Buchalski Ginger Powell
    Article June 14, 2017 2 min read
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  • Apportioning service income to states: New rules may change how you’re taxed
    If you’re in a service industry, be aware: “Market-based sourcing” treats service revenue as sourced where the value is received.
    Curtis Ruppal Jason Parish
    Article October 27, 2016 2 min read
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  • Five ways smart companies maintain growth and profitability
    Savvy business owners and executives consistently push to maximize growth, profitability, and value – in any economy. These strategies help you leverage upcycles, weather downturns, and achieve your growth and value targets.
    Tim Weed Daron Gifford Dennis Bagley Ron Gantner Plante Moran Cresa Phil Gilbert
    Article June 14, 2017 16 min read
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  • The gift of complexity: Recognizing gift card revenue for tax purposes
    Businesses often include gift card revenue in taxable income in the year the card is sold. This article discusses exceptions that permit deferral of that revenue for one or even up to two years. 
    Nataliya Laypa
    Article August 23, 2016 4 min read
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Our clients say

Plante Moran's staff has always been very helpful to us in many aspects of our business. From the partners down to first year CPA's, they answer our tax and business questions - or get the answer quickly. They are respectful and efficient. Plante Moran team members are much more than just tax preparers. They advise and inform their clients of changes in the tax law, and the effects of those changes on business decisions. I can always reach one of them by phone, email or fax. They offer free webinars and newsletters on current topics.

Hal Dittrich CEO, Dittrich Furs

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PCI DSS compliance and testing
PCI DSS compliance helps company retain millions of dollars in business and attract new customers.
Case Study April 23, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

Our team is always looking for ways to bring value and help our retail clients thrive. Whether you’re entering new markets or transitioning to the next generation, our national practice can help you improve financial performance, optimize profits and service, and enhance operations.

In this rapidly evolving industry, we understand that your business strategy needs to evolve as well. We’re dedicated to presenting industry-shaping thought leadership and delivering insightful guidance to our retail clients based on their particular needs and aims. You can count on us to serve as your trusted advisor as you face challenges and explore new opportunities that lie ahead.