Ceridian Congratulates Crate and Barrel On Winning a Retail Innovator Award from Retail TouchPoints

Crate and Barrel’s Implementation of Dayforce Human Capital Management Strengthens Operational Performance & Engagement

Minneapolis, MN, June 23, 2014 —Ceridian announces Crate and Barrel, the leading destination for home furnishings, accessories and decor, has been honoured with an inaugural Retail Innovator Award from Retail TouchPoints.  The Retail Innovator Award recognizes top executives who have improved the consumer shopping experience and uncovered new ways to positively impact the retail industry with innovative ideas and solutions.  Edward Rennemann, chief transformational officer at Crate and Barrel, was nominated for his stewardship in helping technology play a more prominent role in advancing the organization’s operational and engagement objectives.

“It is an honour to accept this award on behalf of the company and my team,” says Edward Rennemann, chief transformational officer at Crate and Barrel.  “Labour efficiency and sales conversion improvements are no doubt the most significant gains resulting from our use of Dayforce HCM.  Also having an HCM system of record that automatically accounts for a myriad of labour laws has helped the company better relate to associates - facilitating rapport while demonstrating through an employee facing system that Crate and Barrel knows its workforce, cares for them and is engaged with them.”

"The  Retail Innovator Awards honours those retail executives and thought leaders who think outside the box to develop and foster innovative concepts and strategies that help move the overall retail industry forward in today's world of ever-changing technology,"  says Debbie Hauss, editor-in-chief of Retail TouchPoints. “We congratulate Edward Rennemann and Crate and Barrel for putting these concepts into practice and for being an advocate for transformative technology use and approach.”

“We’re thrilled that Ed Rennemann of Crate and Barrel is being recognized for adopting Dayforce HCM technology as part of the organization’s business strategy,” says David Ossip, CEO of Ceridian HCM.  “To see a best-in-class retailer like Crate and Barrel transform in operations and service is powerful.”

Retail Innovator Award winners were honoured at a luncheon ceremony on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at the Yale Club in New York.

About Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel is an industry leading multi-channel home furnishings specialty retailer, known for its exclusive designs, excellent value and superb customer service. In addition to a thriving direct marketing division that services more than 90 countries, the company operates stores throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as international franchise locations in Dubai, Singapore, Mexico and Turkey. Working directly with European ateliers and factories, Crate and Barrel was among the first to introduce affordable and contemporary tabletop products and kitchenwares to American consumers. The brand's essence has translated perfectly to the omnichannel era more than 50 years after opening its first store. Crate and Barrel's clean and intuitive website, convenient mobile site and elegant stores combine seamlessly to provide a thoughtful and well-executed home furnishings shopping experience.

About Retail TouchPoints

Retail TouchPoints is an online publishing network for retail executives, with content focused on optimizing the customer experience across all channels. The Retail TouchPoints network is comprised of a weekly newsletter, category-specific blogs, special reports, web seminars, exclusive benchmark research, and a content-rich web site featuring daily news updates and multi-media interviews at www.retailtouchpoints.com. The Retail TouchPoints team also interacts with social media communities via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

About Ceridian

Ceridian Canada is part of the Ceridian group of companies. Ceridian is a leader in human capital management with more than 100,000 clients across the globe. Ceridian delivers trusted results and transformative technology. Our offering includes the award winning, cloud-based Dayforce HCM, LifeWorks, PowerPay and International Payroll. Ceridian is transforming the world of work. For more information about Ceridian solutions, visit www.ceridian.ca or call 1-877-237-4342.

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Donna Teggart
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