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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 multilocation, multistate 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: Uncovering opportunities

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Tax reform restricts tax deductions for meals, entertainment, and fringe benefits
Recent tax law changes may compel taxpayers to make immediate changes to expense tracking procedures to ensure they are capturing information necessary to accurately determine their tax deductions.
Michael Monaghan
Article February 13, 2018 1 min read
Our take on tax reform
Video February 06, 2018 1 min read
Tax Reform: What you need to know today
Kurt Piwko
Webinar January 11, 2018 60 min watch

Tax reform for the service industry
10 implications to consider under the new law

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 01, 2017 1 min read
With the new revenue recognition standard, it pays to be proactive
Shelly Gower
Article October 25, 2016 2 min read
Will policy changes affect revenue recognition implementation?
David Grubb
Article March 06, 2017 1 min read
Revenue recognition: The longer you wait, the less you know
Christa LaBrosse
Webinar November 10, 2016 76 min watch

Ready for change?
Revenue recognition industry resource guide for retail

Retail Thought Leadership

  • CPG companies confront disruption in the grocery retail industry
    Disruption within the grocery retail industry is altering how traditional brick-and-mortar stores get consumer packaged goods (CPG) into the hands of the consumer. Does your CPG company want to outpace the competition? Explore four ideas for staying on top of retail industry disruption trends.
    Paul Edwards
    Article March 27, 2018 3 min read
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  • Revenue recognition resource guide for restaurants
    Restaurants will have to change how they recognize revenue under new accounting guidance, and implementation is just around the corner. Use our guide to revenue recognition for restaurants to get started.
    Melissa Lynch Christa LaBrosse
    Whitepaper March 01, 2018 5 minute read
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  • Revenue recognition resource guide for retailers
    Revenue recognition for the retail and consumer industry is about to change. Implementation of the new standard is close at hand, and understanding the changes is critical. Our revenue recognition resource guide for retailers can help you get ready.
    Christa LaBrosse Melissa Lynch
    Whitepaper March 01, 2018 5 minute read
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  • Cost segregation study savings are amplified by tax reform
    While the full implications of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act are still unraveling, a number of tax-planning opportunities have presented themselves. Read our article to learn how performing cost segregation studies can lead to permanent tax savings.
    Jonathan Winterkorn
    Article February 27, 2018 2 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.