Retail and Business-to-Consumer Services

PRIMARY CONTACTS: Nicholas Lombardo CPA, Patrick Kerns CPA

Retailers must have access to a business partner that understands the nuances and complexities of the industry and the dynamic of the Retail & Business-to-Consumer environment in which they operate. Competition in the market can be fierce, and we are here to help.  

We have experience working with several regional, national and international organizations, and we possess the knowledge and capability to provide value to any entity within the industry. At Schneider Downs, we strive to maximize the potential of our clients’ operations, while growing revenue and reducing costs.  

As one of the largest firms in the tri-state region, we know the value of personal focus and are a PCI Certified Quality Security Assessor. We began serving retail clients in 1956, and today, our practice has more than 20 individuals with retail experience serving more than 50 B2C clients across all of our practice disciplines.  

Each day, we are interacting with retailers in the region, and we are proud to say that our client list includes a broad spectrum of companies that have a consumer orientation and focus. 

Retail & Business-to-Consumer Sectors We Serve

We understand the unique challenges Retailers & Business-to-Consumer entities face and have experience serving clothing retailers, convenience stores, department stores, discount stores, entertainment companies, restaurants, furniture distributors, the hospitality industry, jewelry stores, wholesalers and specialty stores.

Retail & Business-to-Consumer Industry Services:

At Schneider Downs, we provide extensive and comprehensive services to our Retail & Business-to-Consumer services clients including:

        Retail & Business-to-Consumer Industry Resources

About Schneider Downs Industry Groups

Schneider Downs recognizes that every industry is different, often presenting unique challenges that require individualized insight, innovation and experience. Our experience in these industries is enhanced through participation in focus groups, which address the characteristics that make these industries unique.  

For more information on additional industries we serve please visit bkdngn.collinsjoe.com/industries or contact us at [email protected].  

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Learn more about the privacy risks associated with the Temu mobile app.

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Fortifying Retail Security: Essential Cybersecurity Tools and Software

Explore essential cybersecurity tools and software that are indispensable for securing the retail industry

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Ensuring Network Security in the Retail Industry: A Crucial Imperative

Learn more about the need for robust network security in the retail industry and discover effective strategies for enhancing it.

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Tis the Season: Unwrapping the Top Holiday Scams of 2023

Learn about some of the top online scams circulating this holiday season.

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ESG in Retail – A Movement Towards Sustainability

Learn more about how the retail industry is making an effort to improve its ESG practices and what the risks are.

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Protect Your Retail Business: 3 Common Cyber Attack Methods to Watch Out for in 2023

Learn about the most common cyber attack patterns reported by the retail industry in 2023.

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Convenience Stores Should Start to Adapt to a Less Fuel Dependent Future

Read about the United States' transition from internal combustion engines to vehicles powered by other sources of fuel and how it will affect convenience store operators.

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Current E-commerce and Brick-and-Mortar Trends

Learn about how consumers are shopping at brick-and-mortar stores over e-commerce after the pandemic.

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Post-Pandemic Fraud Landscape

Learn about the type of attacks online merchants are facing and key strategies to combat these types of fraud.

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What is the FICA Tip Credit and How Can Employers Take Advantage of It?

Learn more about how employers can use the FICA Tip Credit to their advantage with step-by-step instructions.

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The Future of Retail Shopping

Learn more about the future of retail shopping and how Amazon began the change with the first "Amazon Go" store.

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Don’t Overlook the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

Get answers to your questions about the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), which rewards employers who hire people from disadvantaged groups.

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Is There Additional COVID-19 Relief Incoming?

Learn more about the recently proposed Senate bill that would provide $40 billion to restaurants and $8 billion to various small businesses through the creation or renewal of specific industry funds.

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Semiconductor Chip Shortage’s Continual Impact

Learn more about the lingering effects of semiconductor chip shortages on the retail and automotive industries.

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Move Over, Standard Shopping. Hello to Self-Checkout!

Read about the accelerating use of self-checkout lanes in service-oriented stores and consider pros and cons of their implementation.

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Key Changes in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard - PCI DSS v4.0

Learn about PCI DSS 4.0, the latest version of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard from the PCI Security Standards Council.

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Pennsylvania Raising Tip Threshold for Tipped Worker Minimum Wage

Read about the proposal, recently approved by the Independent Regulatory Review Committee, to raise the tip threshold for Pennsylvania's tipped workers.

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Consumer Demand for ESG

Learn more about the increased pressure on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues due to the growth of e-commerce and how your organization should prepare.

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EVs on the Rise

Learn more about the projected impact on market shares, electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to have on the automotive industry.

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Pennsylvania Hospitality Industry Receives Assistance in Pa. COVID-19 Spending Bill

Learn more about the PA Senate Bill 109 signed into law to assist the Hospitality Industry and who benefits from this bill including qualifications to submit.

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case studies
 
                                    Company impacted by ransomware.
big problem:
Company impacted by ransomware.
big thinking:
Restore system on-site and avoid six-figure ransom.
 
                                    Inefficient tax credit realization.
big problem:
Inefficient tax credit realization.
big thinking:
Identified a $900,000 tax credit, nearly twice as much as prior years.
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