Competitor threats, missed emerging opportunities, market consolidation, new entrants into the marketplace, changing trends, new technology, and pandemics that can cripple sales or shut operations down completely. More than ever, retailers need to have a better understanding of how they are perceived by their employees, customers and the communities in which they operate. IDP’s Competitive Intelligence, Competitive Intelligence, Science and Technology Intelligence and Scouting, and Disruptive Issue Awareness and Analysis, Forecasting and Predictive Analysis, and Sentiment and Perception Analysis services are employed to help our clients mitigate a range of threats and seize opportunities.