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 or contact us at [email protected].  

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

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Pennsylvania Raising Tip Threshold for Tipped Worker Minimum Wage

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

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Employee Refund Fraud at Amazon

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Pennsylvania’s COVID-19 Hazard Pay Grant Program

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Fraud in the Retail Industry Due to COVID-19

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Better Understanding PCI Penetration Testing Requirements

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Amazon Money Laundering Scam

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Lessons Every Company Can Learn From the Decline of Sears

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