Retailers and distributors, including supermarkets, specialty premium retailers and large mass-merchandise discounters
December 06, 2016

Supermarket of the Future Opens its Doors, Coop Italia and Accenture Reinvent the Grocery Shopping Experience

MILAN; Dec. 6, 2016 – Coop Italia, Italy’s largest supermarket chain, has collaborated with Accenture (NYSE: ACN) to reinvent the customer experience in grocery shopping with the opening of its Supermarket of the Future store.
November 16, 2016

Consumer Goods Companies Can Tap a U.S. $700bn Growth Opportunity If They Understand The “Fluid Consumer” and Learn to Flex their Operating Models Accordingly, Accenture Argues

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2016 – Consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies must re-focus on the consumer rather than goods, according to a new book from Accenture entitled The Fluid Consumer, by Teo Correia.
November 09, 2016

UK Spending on Christmas Purchases is Set to Increase This Year but Retailers Must Provide Strong Incentives to Win Over UK Shoppers, Accenture Survey Reveals

LONDON; Nov. 9, 2016 – UK retailers could enjoy strong festive sales this Christmas, with 85 percent of consumers likely to spend the same or more compared with last year, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey.
November 03, 2016

Majority of Canadian Consumers Say Retailer’s Reputation Important to Their Purchasing Decisions This Holiday Season, Annual Accenture Survey Reveals

TORONTO; Nov. 3, 2016 – Canadian consumers will be guided by their conscience when making purchasing decisions this holiday shopping season and will consider a retailer’s reputation for working conditions, buying policies, community involvement and ethics before opening up their wallets, according to Accenture’s annual Accenture Canada Holiday Shopping Survey. 
October 13, 2016

U.S. Consumers Likely to Increase Holiday Spending, Go Extra Mile for a Good Deal, Accenture Survey Reveals

NEW YORK; Oct. 13, 2016 – 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 willing to put in the extra work to get the best deals, according to Accenture’s annual holiday shopping survey.
 
September 22, 2016

Accenture to Acquire Kurt Salmon to Expand Accenture Strategy’s Capabilities in the Retail Industry

NEW YORK; Sept. 22, 2016 – 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 equity firms in a world disrupted by digital.
September 12, 2016

Accenture and SAP Redesign Fashion Management, Helping Retailers Accelerate Visibility and Integration across Retail and Wholesale Channels

NEW YORK and WALLDORF, Germany; Sept. 12, 2016 – 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 companies announced in January a comprehensive program of ongoing collaboration on the core development and go-to-market for SAP S/4HANA®. 
September 06, 2016

Retailers and Consumer Packaged Goods Companies Must Enhance Their Understanding of Millennial Consumers to Capture Share of $6Trillion Wallet in Asia, Accenture Warns

SINGAPORE; Sept. 6, 2016 – 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.  
August 04, 2016

DynamicAction Secures $15 Million in Latest Round of Funding, Forms Alliance with Accenture to Drive Forward Retail Industry with Advanced Analytics

SILICON VALLEY; August 4, 2016 – DynamicAction, provider of the most advanced analytics solution specifically designed for retailers, today announced it has secured $15 million in new funding and entered into an alliance relationship with Accenture (NYSE: ACN). Lead investors in the round include Accenture and West Coast Capital.
July 18, 2016

Retailers Are Freeing Up Resources for Re-investment in Innovation to Gain Competitive Advantage and Drive Growth, Finds Research from Accenture

NEW YORK; July 18, 2016 – 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 consumers.