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Bridging The New Digital Divide at Manhattan Associates’ Momentum(R) 2015

ATLANTA, May 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Digital technologies influence half of in-store retail sales, and this number will likely increase to 64 percent, or $2.2 trillion, of in-store sales by year end, according to research from Deloitte Digital. Despite these statistics, Deloitte Digital finds a noticeable divide separates shoppers’ digital behaviors and expectations from the experiences retailers are actually providing.

Bridging this gap requires a comprehensive strategy that reaches beyond the conventional structures of “in-store” and “online” to embrace a much more integrated approach – one that places digital at the heart of the modern retail shopping experience.

Kasey Lobaugh, principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP and chief retail innovation officer, will share insights and implications from Deloitte Digital’s study, “Navigating The New Digital Divide: Capitalizing on Digital Influence in Retail” during Manhattan Associates, Inc.'s (Nasdaq:MANH) Momentum 2015, scheduled for May 17-20 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Ariz.

“Consumer technology influences all industries and mobile devices and related advancements have amplified our expectations for information access, immediacy, service and communications,” said Jeff Cashman, senior vice president, business development, Manhattan Associates. “We are pleased to have Deloitte join us at Momentum and share their keen insights into consumer behavior and what motivates today’s digitally influenced shoppers.”

An annual conference attended by Manhattan Associates customers from around the globe, Momentum provides supply chain management and logistics professionals with the training, information on industry trends and exclusive networking opportunities they need to stay at the leading edge of best practices. The conference features more than 100 learning sessions, world-renowned speakers and an interactive discovery center.

Registration for Momentum 2015 is open through May 16.

About Manhattan Associates

Manhattan Associates makes commerce-ready supply chains that bring all points of commerce together so you’re ready to sell and ready to execute. Across the store, through your network or from your fulfillment center, we design, build and deliver market-leading solutions that support both top-line growth and bottom-line profitability. By converging front-end sales with back-end supply chain execution, our software, platform technology and unmatched experience help our customers get commerce ready—and ready to reap the rewards of the omni-channel marketplace. For more information, please visit www.manh.com.

As used in this document, "Deloitte" means Deloitte Consulting LLP, a subsidiary of Deloitte LLP. Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries. Certain services may not be available to attest clients under the rules and regulations of public accounting.

Amber Freeman Manhattan Associates, Inc. 678-597-6820 afreeman@manh.com

Source:Manhattan Associates