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Retail consultant RPE’s connection with Retail Orphan Initiative benefits children worldwide

RPE 2015 donation supports Free for Life

Land O’ Lakes, Fla. (February 18, 2015) – For the fifth year, RPE has partnered with the Retail Orphan Initiative (RetailROI), a non-profit organization bringing together the retail community to raise awareness and provide real solutions to assist the 400 million vulnerable and orphaned children worldwide. RPE’s 2015 donation will benefit Free for Life, a non-profit organization focused on rescuing and assisting children of human trafficking.Retail-Orphan-Initiative

RPE has been a sponsor of RetailROI since the charity was founded in 2010 providing more than $36,000 in support. This year’s donation was part of RPE’s sponsorship of SuperSaturday prior to the National Retail Federation (NRF) Conference and EXPO, where retail executive, vendors and industry leaders gathered to discuss and review industry trends and research while raising funds for RetailROI.

“Five years ago when RetailROI was established, we knew this was a magnificent opportunity for the retail community to come together for a worthy cause,” said Cliff Epstein, president of RPE. “Our efforts have touched the lives of children not only in our home market of Tampa Bay, but around the world.”

Each year, RPE selects an approved non-profit charity supported by RetailROI. Other charities to benefit from RPE’s donations have included 4 Kids Tampa Bay, Share the Blessings, Warm Blankets, Hoops for Hope and Safe Families.

RetailROI ( has three primary goals:

  • Bring awareness to the enormous needs of orphans worldwide
  • Encourage companies (retailers, vendors, manufacturers) to create programs internally for their companies to help with the need
  • Raise funds to help “feet on the street” charities make a real difference

About RPE
RPE helps retailers integrate people, process and IT to deliver innovative merchandising and supply chain solutions. As a leader in retail consulting, RPE focuses on business process improvement, package selection, strategic IT planning   systems implementation, version upgrades and ongoing system support. RPE also provides cloud computing services including hosting, Software-as-a-Service and managed services. Areas of expertise include JDA, Jesta I.S., Raymark, Symphony EYC 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, Fifth & Pacific, francesca’s, It’Sugar, KatzGroup, Kipling, Mark’s, Michael Kors, Newfoundland Liquor Corp., Papyrus, Rexall, rue21, Spencer’s, The North Face, VF Corp, vineyard vines, XS Cargo and many more. Visit


Cliff Epstein, President
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