Retailers and distributors, including supermarkets, specialty premium retailers and large mass-merchandise discounters
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. 
June 24, 2016

Accenture to Expand Digital Transformation Capabilities for Retail and Consumer Goods Companies with dgroup Acquisition

HAMBURG; June 24, 2016 – 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, primarily for retail and consumer goods companies. 
June 02, 2016

Charles Tyrwhitt Launches New Website and Commerce System with Help of Accenture Strategy’s Javelin Group and Demandware to Support Future Growth

LONDON; June 2, 2016 – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Demandware®, Inc. (NYSE: DWRE), today announced that Charles Tyrwhitt, the British menswear retailer, has launched its new website and commerce system with the help of Accenture’s Javelin Group, the digital retail strategy consulting business that is part of Accenture Strategy, and Demandware, the industry-leading provider of enterprise cloud commerce solutions.
April 14, 2016

Retail Industry Veteran Jill Standish Joins Accenture; Named Head of Company's Retail Industry Practice

NEW YORK; April 14, 2016 – 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 development and execution of retail industry strategy for clients. Ms Standish will oversee Accenture’s offerings and assets, guide growth and capability development as well as manage the retail industry client portfolio, with a focus on driving business transformation for clients.

March 09, 2016

Coop renews its Application Management Services Contract with Accenture

STOCKHOLM; Mar. 9, 2016 – 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.