Framingham, Mass. – IDC Retail Insights research director Leslie Hand has been named to the 2013 Top 50 Retail Influencers list developed by point-of-sale, inventory and customer loyalty software provider Vend. Hand has spent the last 25-plus years in the retail technology industry, and prior to joining IDC Retail Insights was the director of global RIFD strategy for Ahold.
“It is an honor to be recognized among my peers as a retail influencer,” said Hand. “During the last 25 years, the retail technology market has evolved and today, retailers are empowered to gain better customer insight than ever before, increase efficiencies and more effectively compete in a global market. I am proud to be part of this community and appreciate the opportunity to help retailers harness the power of IT to achieve success."