GMDC goes live with CART-powered CPG portal

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has launched a technology-focused resource portal in tandem with the Center for Advancing Retail & Technology (CART).

GMDC said Thursday that the CART-powered platform enables its members to search and learn about service, solution and innovations in retail and connect with retailers, brand manufacturers, solution providers and others. According to CART, the platform is the largest curated collection of solutions for the consumer packaged goods industry.

“GMDC is always looking to provide members with innovative and leading-edge solutions,” stated Patrick Spear, president and chief executive officer of GMDC. “With a surge in new technology in recent years, the CART platform gives our members the ability to quickly find and understand the latest tools that can support their business strategies and goals.”

Along with new technologies that connect GMDC members, the CART portal features an evolving number of resources, including case studies, papers and publications that can be searched and downloaded.

“Technology-fueled innovation is transforming and disrupting the retail industry, challenging industry participants to keep pace,” according to Gary Hawkins, CEO and founder of CART. “CART is helping the retail industry connect with innovation.”

GMDC noted that by partnering with CART and drawing upon its experience working with retailers and solutions providers, it has created a portal that brings the latest service, solution and innovation providers to its retail and supplier members.

“GMDC realizes the importance of technology to retail today and is helping its members identify and deploy the best solutions for their business,” added Hawkins. “Today’s fast-paced innovation rewards those who are nimble, and the GMDC team is taking advantage of that to bring leading-edge capabilities to their members.”



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