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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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Tax reform and 2018 year-end tax planning

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Tax reform playbook: What you can do now and how to plan ahead
Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business? Do you have a clear idea of what you need to do, how, and by when? Our tax reform playbook can help.
Michael Monaghan
Whitepaper May 8, 2018 28 minute read
Tax reform webinar series: Understanding the impacts of new guidance
Stephen Eckert
Article September 12, 2018 1 min read
2018 year-end tax guide
Jerry Jonckheere
Article October 22, 2018 1 min read
Alert: Tax Cuts and Jobs Act guidance special report
Stephen Eckert
Article August 21, 2018 20 min read

Tax reform playbook
Wondering how the new tax reform legislation impacts your business?

Revenue recognition roadmap

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Ready for the new revenue recognition standard?
It's critical to begin planning now for the new revenue recognition standard to ensure compliance and minimize operational impacts. Our industry-specific guides can help you simplify adoption.
Christa LaBrosse
Article July 1, 2017 1 min read
With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
Shelly Gower
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
Revenue recognition: The longer you wait, the less you know
Christa LaBrosse
Webinar November 10, 2016 76 min watch
Accounting and regulatory update for public companies
Diane Kirk
Article November 14, 2018 1 min read

Revenue recognition for the retail industry
Are you ready for principles-based revenue recognition?

Retail Thought Leadership

  • 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 November 27, 2018 8 minute read
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  • FASB makes improvements to related-party VIE guidance
    How will this affect your organization? Here’s what you need to know.
    David Grubb Curt Hurd
    Article November 21, 2018 2 min read
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  • Tenant’s perspective on Q3 2018 industrial real estate trends

    The United States industrial real estate market shows strong competition for space. Market trends indicate that if your organization faces a lease expiration or renewal in the near term, you should carefully consider your space needs.

    Brandon M. Podolski Plante Moran Cresa Adam Burgess Plante Moran Cresa Joseph Gatliff Plante Moran Cresa
    Article Q3 2018 10 min read
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  • Five hard truths every leader learns (and what to do about them)
    What do leaders from a chemical manufacturer, a workwear company, and an NFL team have in common? More than you might think. We gathered three unique executives to share their ideas for a very special “Learn from Leaders” panel discussion.
    Jim Proppe
    Blog November 12, 2018 6 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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Midwest manufacturer uses data analytics to gain customer insights
A manufacturer with both consumer and professional customer segments, served through a direct sales model.
Chris Moshier
Case Study March 5, 2018 1 min read
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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.