H&M Foundation announces winners of its annual innovation challenge Global Change Award

Stockholm, SWEDEN, 2017-Apr-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — The public have cast their votes. On April 5, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall, the five winners of H&M Foundation’s annual innovation challenge Global Change Award were awarded. The 1 million euro grant was split between them by the global public in an online vote. In […]

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 […]

Generation Z Seeks Enhanced Digital Shopping Experience from Retailers

Generation Z Seeks Enhanced Digital Shopping Experience from Retailers   Young consumers seek voice-activated ordering, curated subscriptions and automatic-replenishment shopping models NEW YORK, 2017-Mar-06 — /EPR Retail News/ — Retailers looking to capture share of wallet and brand loyalty from the next generation of consumers – Gen Z – will need to step up their focus […]

RILA announces three top retail executives elected to its Board of Directors

Arlington , VA, 2017-Jan-25 — /EPR Retail News/ — The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced today (1/23/2017) that three top retail executives have been selected to join the association’s Board of Directors in an election that took place during the Board’s semi-annual meeting, held Sunday in Naples, Florida. Joining the association’s Board of Directors […]

Accenture survey: frugality will be the theme this holiday season as shoppers put in extra work to get the best deals

NEW YORK, 2016-Oct-15 — /EPR Retail News/ — While holiday spending is likely to increase again this year in the United States – with 44 percent of U.S. consumers planning to spend more than they did last year – frugality will be the theme this holiday season, as shoppers want more for their money and are […]

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 […]

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 […]