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Windstream and BRP to help accelerate retail transformation in booth #1663 at NRF 2018

Windstream and BRP’s Big Ideas session will discuss future retail trends and how retailers are transforming their business to survive and thrive

/EIN News/ -- LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced that it will be exhibiting with BRP, one of the industry’s premiere management consulting firms, at the National Retail Federation (NRF) 2018—Retail’s Big Show—in New York, N.Y. Windstream and BRP will be meeting with retailers in booth #1663 to discuss key trends and issues in the retail industry and share insights on how retailers can accelerate the transformation of their business to succeed.

“NRF is the ideal setting to bring together leading retail executives and the most innovative solutions available,” said Layne Levine, president of Windstream’s Cloud & Connectivity business unit. “The retail industry is rapidly evolving at an accelerated pace with disruption coming from competitors, technology and increasingly demanding consumers. While retail is going through challenging times, victory belongs to the agile.”

“The customer journey has changed, driven in large part by mobile technology, and the retail model must evolve to meet enhanced customer expectations,” said Ken Morris, principal at BRP. “The legacy retail applications and infrastructure still in place at many retail organizations are not properly equipped to support the new retail model. The retailers that will succeed are accelerating the transformation of their organization, business processes and technology to align with the demands of their customers.”

In addition to its exhibition in the Expo Hall at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Windstream and BRP will lead a Big Ideas session titled: Retail is Changing at Warp Speed—Accelerate the Transformation of Your Business, from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in Room 4, Level 3 of the NRF Expo Hall.

During the Big Ideas session, Jeffrey Neville, senior vice president and practice lead, BRP, will discuss how key retail, customer, and technology trends are dramatically changing the retail model and how to adapt to new customer journeys, disruptive technologies, and updated operating models. Greg Griffiths, vice president of marketing at Windstream, will dive into how network technology is rapidly changing to enable the store of the future.

Windstream and BRP will also feature their comprehensive communications solutions for retailers, including Business and IT Consulting, PCI Compliance, SD-WAN, Unified Communications, Contact Center as a Service (CCaaS), Diverse Connect, Cloud Connect, and Managed Network Security. Windstream’s retail IT consulting and technology solutions can help retailers connect, communicate, and collaborate more effectively to overcome the challenges presented in an ever-changing retail landscape.

Attendees looking for more ways to connect with BRP and Windstream during NRF 2018 can follow @BRPConsulting and @Windstream or search for #WIN4Retail on Twitter to learn more about the latest retail technology trends from Retail’s Big Show.

About BRP
BRP is an innovative retail management consulting firm dedicated to providing superior service and enduring value to our clients. BRP combines its consultants' deep retail business knowledge and cross-functional capabilities to deliver superior design and implementation of strategy, technology, and process solutions. The firm's unique combination of industry focus, knowledge-based approach, and rapid, end-to-end solution deployment helps clients to achieve their business potential. BRP’s consulting services include:

Strategy | Business Intelligence | Business Process Optimization | Point of Sale (POS)
Mobile POS | Payment Security | E-Commerce | Store Systems and Operations | CRM
Unified Commerce | Customer Experience | Order Management | Networks
Merchandise Management | Supply Chain | Private Equity

For more information on BRP, visit http://www.brpconsulting.com.

About Windstream
Windstream Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:WIN), a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications and technology solutions for consumers, businesses, enterprise organizations and wholesale customers across the U.S. Windstream offers bundled services, including broadband, security solutions, voice and digital TV to consumers. The company also provides data, cloud solutions, unified communications and managed services to small business and enterprise clients. The company supplies core transport solutions on a local and long-haul fiber network spanning approximately 150,000 miles. Additional information is available at windstream.com. Please visit our newsroom at news.windstream.com or follow us on Twitter at @Windstream.

Windstream Media Contact:
Sarah C. Davis, 720.529.7611
sarah.c.davis@windstream.com

BRP Media Contact:
David Naumann, 916.673.7757
dnaumann@brpconsulting.com

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