Unprecedented Changes in Consumer Behavior Lie Ahead, Says Deloitte Report

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NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ —

What: Consumer 2020: Reading the signs

Who: Dr. Ira Kalish, Director of Consumer Business for Deloitte Research, part of Deloitte Services LP in the U.S. Alison Paul, Vice Chairman and Retail Sector leader, Deloitte LLP Lawrence Hutter, Global Head of Consumer Business, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

When: Available immediately

Details: The convergence of economic, demographic, and technological forces will bring about unprecedented changes in consumer behavior, according to a new report from Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL), Consumer 2020: Reading the signs. The report, which was presented at the National Retail Federation in New York on Monday, draws together insights into economic and demographic trends, considerations of finite resources and sustainability, and the increasingly dramatic impact of technology on our daily lives. The report also includes predictions about how consumer attitudes and patterns of consumption will change over the next decade.

To read a complete version of this media alert or download a copy of the report, go to www.deloitte.com/consumerbusiness

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