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.
Areas of Focus
How technology can transform your business
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Revenue recognition industry resource guide for retail
Productivity & performance
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Retail Thought Leadership
PCI compliance: Protecting your customers and your brandFranchise 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.
Tax credits and incentives: Changes that could benefit your business2016 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.
Apportioning service income to states: New rules may change how you’re taxedIf you’re in a service industry, be aware: “Market-based sourcing” treats service revenue as sourced where the value is received.
Five ways smart companies maintain growth and profitabilitySavvy 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.
The gift of complexity: Recognizing gift card revenue for tax purposesBusinesses 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.
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.
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.