Tampa, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 02/18/2014 -- RPE is pleased to announce its partnership with Retail Orphan Initiative and 4Kids in support of vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide. During the annual National Retail Federation (NRF) Conference & Expo in New York, RPE matched money raised and donated $6,500 to 4Kids of Tampa. RPE distributed complimentary bottles of water during the event, encouraging attendees to donate a $1. RPE matched each dollar donated. As a leading retail consulting services provider, RPE has donated more than $30,000 to children’s charities worldwide through the Retail Orphan Initiative.
“This year we wanted to impact the lives of children closer to home and selected 4Kids of Tampa as our charity,” said Cliff Epstein, president of RPE. “It’s important we give back to our local Tampa Bay community where the RPE corporate office has been located since 1999.”
RPE is a leader in the retail supply chain consulting industry, specializing in strategic IT planning, business process improvement, cloud computing, package selection and hosting services for the retail industry. In 2010, RPE began its partnership with Retail Orphan Initiative (retailROI), a non-profit charitable foundation that helps 143 million orphaned children throughout the world.
RPE selects an approved non-profit charity, such as 4Kids of Tampa, which is supported by RetailROI. Through the years, RPE has selected such charities as Share the Blessings, Hoops for Hope, Warm Blankets and Safe Families.
RPE helps retailers integrate people, process and IT to deliver innovative merchandising and supply chain solutions. As a leader in retail consulting services, RPE focuses on business process improvement, package selection, strategic IT planning and systems implementation. RPE also provides cloud computing services including hosting, Software-as-a-Service and managed services. Areas of expertise include JDA, Raymark and most leading software solutions and IBM and Toshiba hardware. RPE has been implementing, managing and hosting merchandising and supply chain solutions for leading retailers since 1999 including Boy Scouts of America, Clintons, Dollar Tree, Fifth & Pacific, Francesca’s Collections, It’Sugar, KatzGroup, Kipling, Mark’s, Michael Kors, Newfoundland Labrador Liquor, Papyrus, Rexall, rue21, Spencer’s, The North Face, VF Corp, vineyard vines, XS Cargo and many more. Visit www.rpesolutions.com.