IDC Retail Insights to Deliver Top 10 Predictions 2012

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 30, 2011 – IDC Retail Insights will reveal its Top Ten Predictions for the retail industry in 2012 in two upcoming complimentary Web conferences. IDC Retail Insights expects omni-channel initiatives will create significant pressure to improve merchandise strategy, product planning, operational execution in the year ahead.

According to Bob Parker, group vice president, IDC Retail Insights, "Consumers have taken control of the future direction of the industry and are lighting the path for technology investment in 2012. Shopping experiences that are genuine and product offers that are relevant across all channels will be the key to growing same shopper sales."

Webcast Details

IDC Retail Insights Predictions 2012: Retail will be held on December 8, 2011 at 11:00 a.m., U.S. Eastern time (16:00 GMT). Analysts will discuss trends in retail product lifecycle management, supply chain, IT productivity, merchandise strategies, and omnichannel customer experiences. The analysts will also provide perspective on potential emerging, longer-term trends. An understanding of the industry's most dynamic trends will help industry executives hone their strategies to effectively leverage business opportunities. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/IDC-RI_Predictions2012Webcast.

IDC Retail Insights Predictions 2012: EMEA Retail will be held on January 18, 2012 at 14:00 GMT (9:00 a.m. U.S. Eastern time). The EMEA-centric retail Predictions web conference will focus on recent industry trends in Europe, Middle East and Africa, while providing a sub-regional and country level analysis on best practices surrounding the use of information technology that would assist companies in 2012 in improving their capabilities within areas such as product lifecycle management, supply chain, IT productivity, merchandise strategies, and omni-channel customer experiences. Click here to register: http://bit.ly/IDC-RI_Predictions2012_EMEA-Retail.

IDC Insights will present 18 Web conferences regarding specific industries and practice areas, covering the North American, EMEA, and Worldwide geographies. Concurrently, IDC Insights will publish Predictions 2012 research documents covering more than 30 practice areas across industries, detailing trends in specific markets and geographies. Register for the IDC Insights Predictions 2012 Web conferences by visiting www.idc.com/IDCInsightsPredictionsWebcasts. All of the Web conferences are free of charge to anyone wishing to register.

For additional information about this research, or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with an IDC Retail Insights analyst, contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarahbethmurray@gmail.com. For further information, email insights@idc.com. Follow IDC Insights on Twitter: @IDCInsights.

About IDC Retail Insights

IDC Retail Insights assists retail businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the retail industry. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-ri.com, email info@idc-ri.com, or call 508-935-4490. Visit the IDC Retail Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/retail.