July 31, 2014Accenture Selected as Lead Texas Medicaid Vendor
AUSTIN, Texas; July 31, 2014 – The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has selected Accenture (NYSE:ACN) to serve as lead Medicaid vendor upon the termination of the current prime contractor on August 1, 2014. The contract has a three-year base period, with two one-year extension options.
July 31, 2014MAFF Selects Accenture to Help Japan Achieve ¥1 Trillion in Annual Exports
TOKYO; July 31, 2014 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) today announced that it has signed a contract to provide management consulting services for Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) to support initiatives aimed at achieving ¥1 trillion in annual exports of Japanese agricultural, forestry and fisheries products and foods by 2020. The work is being conducted on behalf of MAFF’s newly created Export Strategy Executive Project.
July 30, 2014By 2030 U.S. Standard of Living Could Decline to 2000 Level, According to Accenture
ARLINGTON, Va.; July 30, 2014 – According to Accenture (NYSE:ACN), the U.S. standard of living is in danger of declining by 9 percent by 20301 – back to the level it was in 2000 – due to three major economic threats: an aging population, lower workforce participation and a flat or declining labor productivity growth rate.
July 29, 2014Accenture Study Shows Majority of Athletes to Leverage Wearable Devices at 2014 New York City Triathlon
NEW YORK; July 29, 2014 – More than half (58 percent) of registered athletes plan to use wearable devices during this year’s New York City Triathlon (NYC Tri), according to a survey by Accenture.
July 29, 2014Majority of Parents Say They Will Increase Back-to-School Spending This Year and Most Plan to Shop in a Physical Store, Accenture Survey Finds
NEW YORK; July 29, 2014 – A majority of parents plan to spend more on their children's back-to-school shopping this year, driven by rising costs or necessity rather than greater spending power, according to a survey released today by Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The Accenture Back-to-School Shopping Survey, which polled U.S. parents of children entering kindergarten through college, shows that nearly all (89 percent) plan to do most of their back-to-school shopping in a physical store, though many will still use online to browse and search – "webrooming."