Accenture to Buy HRC Retail Advisory

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Accenture (NYSE: ACN) is to acquire HRC Retail Advisory, a Northbrook, IL-based retail-focused strategy consultancy.

The amount of the deal, whose completion is subject to customary closing conditions, was not disclosed.

The addition of HRC Retail Advisory will strengthen Accenture’s retail strategy and consulting services, which combine deep industry expertise, advanced analytics capabilities and human-centered approaches to enable value creation for clients.

Led by Antony Karabus and Farla Efros, CEO and President, respectively HRC Retail Advisory is a retail-focused strategy consultancy with 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.

HRC Retail Advisory’s team of more than 30 people across North America will join Accenture’s Retail Strategy group, expanding its capabilities for helping clients leverage technology to innovate their businesses with its focused set of skills and capabilities for strategy consulting, benchmarking, retail performance improvement, analytics and organizational design.