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Mark Mechelse

Selfcare Summit looks at the future of retail

Selfcare Summit looks at the future of retail

INDIANAPOLIS — This past weekend the Global Market Development Center | Retail Tomorrow (GMDC) held its inaugural Selfcare Summit 2019 conference, a three-day business development and educational event focused on the “consumerization” of health care and its impact on the future of retail here. The summit replaced GMDC’s annual Health Beauty Wellness (HBW) Conference to

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow’s Share of Spend Report offers insights into shoppers’ spending tendencies

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow’s Share of Spend Report offers insights into shoppers’ spending tendencies

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — It’s no secret that retail is experiencing a migration of products from physical brick-and-mortar stores to online. The proliferation of e-commerce and its impact is cause for concern among traditional retailers. But while many shoppers are migrating online, their migration isn’t an across-the-board move; it isn’t a comprehensive shift from offline to

Working smarter to win with general merchandise

Working smarter to win with general merchandise

In today’s retail landscape filled with intense competition and discouraging news about store closures and challenging sales figures, Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow is focused on designing new strategies for retailers and suppliers to navigate a path forward to evolve and thrive. Even during one of the industry’s most uncertain times, brick-and-mortar still has

Self-care is playing a major role in the future of retail

Self-care is playing a major role in the future of retail

It’s no secret that the retail industry is experiencing unprecedented disruption and a decline in foot traffic as a result of the proliferation of e-commerce and the subsequent migration of products from physical stores to online marketplaces. Consumers continue to gravitate toward online shopping for the sake of convenience. In fact, Global Market Development Center

Community pharmacy and retail taking on new role

Community pharmacy and retail taking on new role

Retail in the future will look nothing like what we see today. A new role for physical retailers is long overdue, and only a few have satisfied the need for change. Historically, one of the primary challenges facing North American brick-and-mortar retail pharmacies and their suppliers has been the inability to encourage shoppers to purchase

GMDC promotes Mark Mechelse to VP

GMDC promotes Mark Mechelse to VP

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Mark Mechelse has been promoted to vice president of insights and communications at the Global Market Development Center (GMDC). GMDC said Tuesday that, in the new role, Mechelse will oversee the association’s efforts to advocate for the general merchandise and health, beauty and wellness categories on behalf of members. He joined GMDC in 2011 as

GMDC, Nielsen release new GM Hierarchy data

GMDC, Nielsen release new GM Hierarchy data

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) and Nielsen have refreshed their proprietary GMDC/Nielsen General Merchandise Hierarchy data set. GMDC said Wednesday that the research provides a detailed look at GM category sales and trends in the food and drug channels, as well as across all retail channels. The GM Hierarchy reports data from more than 12,900