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GMDC|Retail Tomorrow announces schedule for virtual General Merchandise Conference and Selfcare Summit events

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow announces schedule for virtual General Merchandise Conference and Selfcare Summit events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow has announced programming details for its upcoming virtual General Merchandise Conference (GM20) and Selfcare Summit (SS20) events. Announced on the heels of the association’s decision to shift this year’s conferences to a virtual format due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, the virtual

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow and Gender Fair announce partnership to promote diversity and inclusion in retail

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow and Gender Fair announce partnership to promote diversity and inclusion in retail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow has announced a partnership with Gender Fair, the first and only market-based solution for achieving equality. The partnership represents an opportunity for GMDC|Retail Tomorrow to embrace and foster Gender Fair’s insights and expertise to advance gender equality across retail and CPG industries. GMDC|Retail Tomorrow will officially introduce the

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow pivots to virtual format for 2020 General Merchandise and Selfcare Summit Conferences

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow pivots to virtual format for 2020 General Merchandise and Selfcare Summit Conferences

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow, has announced it will pivot this year’s General Merchandise Conference (GM20) and Selfcare Summit (SS20) to virtual events over a three-week period taking place October 5-23, 2020. GMDC|Retail Tomorrow has reimagined this year’s event offerings in order to expand member opportunities and enable product

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow to co-locate 2020 General Merchandise and Selfcare Summit Conferences

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow to co-locate 2020 General Merchandise and Selfcare Summit Conferences

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow has announced it is rescheduling its annual General Merchandise Conference for fall 2020. Originally scheduled for June 4-8 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, the conference will now run concurrently with the 2020 Selfcare Summit at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis due to

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow announces 2020 board of directors

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow announces 2020 board of directors

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC|Retail Tomorrow) has announced the election of its 2020 board of directors. Now in its 50th year, GMDC|Retail Tomorrow welcomes UNFI vice president Patty Fishman as its newest board chair and new board members from Southeastern Grocers, Hallmark Cards, GSK Consumer Healthcare, Willert Home

GMDC, A.T. Kearney deliver findings on self care’s transformation of retail

GMDC, A.T. Kearney deliver findings on self care’s transformation of retail

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow, in partnership with global strategy and management consulting firm A.T. Kearney, has released the results of its first annual 2019 Selfcare Benchmarking Study. The study provides emerging industry insights into how self care — the mindset and lifestyle that inspire consumers to embrace proactive life

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 announces Top Products at Conference

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow announces Top Products at Conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow recently hosted its 2019 General Merchandise Conference in Denver. The event brought together retailers, wholesalers, suppliers and service/solution companies for an exclusive preview of the latest non-food products and insights into how to adapt to consumers’ evolving needs, grow and maximize revenue. Suppliers

GMDC launches Selfcare Summit

GMDC launches Selfcare Summit

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced it is launching a new business development and educational event focused on the consumerization of health care and its impact on the future of retail: the Selfcare Summit. Taking place October 3–7, 2019, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, the summit will

GMDC’s Ann McConnell to retire; James Engstrom named as successor

GMDC’s Ann McConnell to retire; James Engstrom named as successor

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Leading retail industry trade association Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has announced that Ann McConnell will retire as vice president of finance and administration at the end of the year. James Engstrom has been selected to join the GMDC team to succeed her in the role. McConnell has served GMDC and

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 adopts ReposiTrak trading platform

GMDC adopts ReposiTrak trading platform

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has enlisted ReposiTrak Inc. to provide a comprehensive compliance and sourcing platform for nonfood items. GMDC said that under the pact, ReposiTrak will be the exclusive solution provider for compliance management and sourcing of retail-ready vendors. Plans call for GMDC to introduce the platform to its

GMDC spotlights GM17 product showcase winners

GMDC spotlights GM17 product showcase winners

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced the top 10 products and the board chair’s choice winners of the product showcase at its 2017 General Merchandise conference (GM17). The GM17 event, held in Orlando, Fla., featured more than 3,500 products and in-store displays in the showcase. Those garnering the highest number of

GMDC Academy aims to give suppliers an ‘insider’s view’

GMDC Academy aims to give suppliers an ‘insider’s view’

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) has launched an online educational resource to help general merchandise and health, beauty and wellness suppliers launch products in the North American marketplace through brick-and-mortar and digital channels. Called the GMDC Academy, the new resource is powered by The CPG Institute, a retail education advisory