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Accenture Completes Acquisition of HRC Retail Advisory

Accenture has completed the acquisition of HRC Retail Advisory, a retail-focused strategy consultancy with critical in-demand skills and solutions to help clients across the retail value chain — from customer-centric merchandising and omnichannel capabilities to the evolving store footprint and creating high-performance organizations.

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ABFJournal names 2021 Top Women in ABL Strategic Advisors

Farla Efros’ career has been built on a strong passion for retail. She has proven that throughout her career, especially during her time with Office Depot and as interim CEO for True Religion from 2018 to 2019. Through it all, Efros has learned that success is built on people, so it’s important to be a leader who listens.

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HRC’s Retail Predictions for 2021

Despite the arrival of the vaccine, we expect the first half of 2021 to reflect a continuation of 2020’s acceleration toward digital and omnichannel as most shoppers remain at home. However, we anticipate pent-up demand to be unleashed in late 2021, bringing relief to some of the retail sectors that have struggled since the industry was thrown into turmoil last spring.

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