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Food and Beverage

Plante Moran

Recipe for success

There’s no secret formula for success in the food and beverage industry. Business leaders today face an evolving and unpredictable landscape, from shifts in consumer trends to complex and changing regulations. Add to that a host of operational challenges such as technology infrastructure, complicated value chains, and finding and retaining talent, and successful companies realize that they can’t do it all. That’s where we come in. With a complete suite of professional services including audit, tax, and business advisory services, we’ll help your business thrive.

Whether you’re growing or balancing a mature portfolio of brands, our food and beverage advisors use their industry expertise to bring innovative solutions to our clients. Our dedicated experts will visit your facilities, get to know your products, and build a relationship with you to fully understand your unique challenges and goals. We’ll immerse ourselves in your business and make sure you stay immersed in the industry.

We add value beyond compliance with tailored food and beverage consulting services, events like our annual Food Forum, presentations and attendance at various industry events and trade shows, and future-focused thought leadership. Hosted each fall, our Food Forum is a can’t-miss event for leaders in the food and beverage industry.  


Food and beverage trends: Stay competitive

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10 min read
Business combinations: Top challenges for midmarket CFOs

Is a merger or acquisition likely in your future? To ensure a smooth post-close business transition, work with the seller to bring in technical accounting and tax advisors early.

Paul E. Edwards
Article July 9, 2021 10 min read
Leverage OEE with smart technology to improve production
Joe Puglia
Article May 3, 2021 7 min read
Manage liquidity with improved forecasting
Sean Pattison
Article April 22, 2021 6 min read

Industry insights on draft.
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Related Events

  • 2021 Food & Beverage Forum

    Hosted by Plante Moran, Nixon Peabody, and BMO Harris, the 2021 Food & Beverage Forum will offer forward-looking insights to help manufacturers prepare for what’s next.

    Paul E. Edwards Bob Denninger Bob Bond
    Webinar November 9, 2021 3.5 hour watch Upcoming
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  • Praxity North American International Tax Virtual Conference 2021

    At the Praxity North American International Tax Virtual Conference, attendees can actively participate in conference sessions, share expertise, and learn from colleagues around the globe. Join our international tax experts to stay up to date on the changing international landscape.

    Kellie Becker Randall Janiczek Jessica Wargo Beth Babich Kasia Borowicz Lisa Roelofs Robert Piwonski Laurie Hoose
    Event November 15, 2021 Upcoming
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Food and Beverage Thought Leadership

Our clients say

We felt like their values aligned totally with our values. There’s tremendous alignment and accessibility.”

Sean Zecman President, National Food Group

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1 min read
Food company achieves successful sale in the midst of massive growth
A middle-market-branded food company was experiencing exponential growth while simultaneously preparing for a sale. Here's how they successfully closed the transaction and met new public company regulations.
Brian Wiedenhoeft
Case Study September 3, 2019 1 min read
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2 min read
Financial forecasting: Expanding for a better and bigger future
To stay competitive, a company must keep up with their customer demands. A family-owned food and beverage company was facing a business-changing request that led to a new facility, ultimately retaining their largest client.
Sean Pattison
Case Study May 2, 2018 2 min read

The partner you never knew you needed

Our clients receive the best of both worlds: the flexibility and personal touch you’d expect from smaller firm, and the resources we bring as a national firm. Each client relationship is unique and scalable. You can trust that we’ll be more than your service provider — we’ll be your partner and confidant.

Clients also love that they don’t need to train our staff. We already know the industry, and we put in the work to understand your unique business. We’ve been on the Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for the last couple decades, so our staff tends to stick around — you won’t find a revolving door of account managers here, but you will find the unexpected value of having a trusted partner to confide in. As our food and beverage industry leader, Paul Edwards, puts it, “It’s not what we do, it’s how we do it.”

How can we help your business?

Contact us or submit an RFP