RILA launches Tech Center for Innovation with Accenture

Arlington , VA, 2017-Mar-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) and Accenture (ACN: NYSE), today announced the launch of RILA’s (R)Tech Center for Innovation. The new initiative will explore the impact that technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality will have on the retail industry and help retailers create innovative […]

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Council of Fashion Designers of America and Accenture to create talent-development programs for today’s designers and tomorrow’s retailers

Accenture becomes Official Innovation Partner of CFDA’s Retail Lab NEW YORK, 2017-Jan-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Accenture (NYSE: ACN) have formed an innovative collaboration to help shape how the fashion industry integrates technology and consumer insights into its business practices. Combining the high caliber of […]

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Coop Italia and Accenture reinvent grocery shopping experience with the opening of Supermarket of the Future store

Coop Italia and Accenture reinvent grocery shopping experience with the opening of Supermarket of the Future store   COOP, Accenture and Avanade deliver a range of technologies to increase brand loyalty and store profitability MILAN, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Coop Italia, Italy’s largest supermarket chain, has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to reinvent the […]

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Accenture to acquire leading global strategy consulting firm focused on the retail industry, Kurt Salmon

NEW YORK, 2016-Sep-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire Kurt Salmon, a leading global strategy consulting firm focused on the retail industry and a subsidiary of Management Consulting Group. The acquisition will expand Accenture Strategy’s capabilities in delivering end-to-end strategy consulting services to top retailers and private […]

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Accenture to extends SAP’s fashion management capabilities to next-generation fashion management solution

NEW YORK and WALLDORF, Germany, 2016-Sep-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and SAP (NYSE: SAP) launched an initiative to extend SAP’s current fashion management capabilities to a next-generation fashion management solution that will be designed to accelerate the digital transformation journey for fashion, accessory and luxury retail brands. The announcement comes after both […]

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Accenture: Retailers and consumer packaged goods companies must improve their understanding of the millennial generation in Asia

Accenture: Retailers and consumer packaged goods companies must improve their understanding of the millennial generation in Asia   SINGAPORE, 2016-Sep-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies must improve their understanding of the millennial generation in Asia, according to Accenture, with millennials set to dominate the consumer market in the region. […]

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Accenture research: retailers’ inflexible operating models are hindering their ability to be competitive and achieve growth

NEW YORK, 2016-Jul-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — New research from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) shows that retailers’ inflexible operating models are hindering their ability to be competitive and achieve growth. The findings highlight the need for retailers to become more agile – constantly learning about their customers and flexing to deliver relevant, engaging and useful interactions with […]

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Accenture expands digital transformation capabilities for retailers with the acquisition of German-based consultancy dgroup

HAMBURG, 2016-Jun-26 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has entered into an agreement to acquire dgroup, a German-based consultancy that delivers end-to-end management consulting services to help companies achieve digital transformation. The acquisition will increase Accenture’s digital consulting capabilities in the German market and strengthen the broad range of services Accenture provides to support digital transformation, […]

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Jill Standish named Senior Managing Director Retail at Accenture

Retail Industry Veteran Jill Standish Joins Accenture; Named Head of Company’s Retail Industry Practice NEW YORK, 2016-Apr-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture announced today that Jill Standish has joined Accenture Consulting and been named Senior Managing Director, Retail. As the head of Accenture’s Retail practice, Ms Standish will focus on the business strategy and ongoing […]

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Accenture extends its application management services contract with Coop

Coop renews its Application Management Services Contract with Accenture STOCKHOLM, 2016-Mar-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has extended its application management services contract with Coop, the Swedish Cooperative Union KF’s grocery retail business unit, for another five-year period. Financial terms were not disclosed. The contract is designed to help Coop further enhance operational efficiency […]

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Accenture UK Holiday Shopping Survey: spending on Christmas purchases is set to increase this year

One in five shoppers plan to spend more this Christmas season than last year, and almost half (43 percent) of UK shoppers feel optimistic about their financial situation Over half (53 percent) of respondents anticipate doing the majority of their Christmas shopping online Barriers to continued growth in mobile shopping, include concerns about privacy or […]

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U.S. consumers show dramatic increase in their spending expectations this holiday season – Accenture’s holiday shopping survey

More U.S. Shoppers Plan to Increase Holiday Spending, Annual Accenture Survey Reveals Consumers are willing to share personal information with retailers in order to receive personalized offers U.S. Holiday Shopper Profile Highlights: Forty percent plan to spend more on their holiday shopping this year, up from 25 percent in 2014. Online is the preferred shopping […]

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