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GMDC|Retail Tomorrow schedules virtual events

GMDC|Retail Tomorrow schedules virtual events

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Following the success of its virtual General Merchandise (GM) Conference and Selfcare Summit events last October, Global Market Development Center (GMDC)|Retail Tomorrow has scheduled a series of virtual events for 2021. “Last October, we shifted our legacy GM Conference and Selfcare Summit events from in-person to a virtual setting in an

GMDC to reschedule GM conference

GMDC to reschedule GM conference

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Global Market Development Center|Retail Tomorrow is postponing its General Merchandise Conference until fall. Originally scheduled for June 4 to 8 at the Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate, the conference will now run concurrently with the trade assocation’s 2020 Selfcare Summit at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. GMDC expects that travel bans and

Selfcare Summit looks at future of retail

Selfcare Summit looks at 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 MarketPlace launched at conference

GMDC MarketPlace launched at conference

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) launched the GMDC MarketPlace at its General Merchandise conference here this week. Powered by ReposiTrak Inc., the platform is meant to serve as a supplier discovery and business-to-business e-commerce vehicle for GMDC members. At the conference, GMDC MarketPlace was used by attendees to facilitate and support meetings

GMDC adds educational resource for suppliers

GMDC adds educational resource for suppliers

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — The Global Market Development Center (GMDC) announced Wednesday that it has launched an online educational resource designed to help general  merchandise and  health  beauty  wellness suppliers launch  products  in  the  North  American  marketplace  through  both  brick-and-mortar  and  e-commerce channels. Powered  by  the  CPG  Institute,  a retail education advisory firm, the GMDC 

GMDC launches CART-powered CPG portal

GMDC launches CART-powered CPG portal

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

GMDC names new chairman, board members

GMDC names new chairman, board members

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Steve Davis, director of center store, general merchandise, health/beauty care and grocery nonfoods at Weis Markets Inc., has been appointed chairman of the Global Market Development Center (GMDC). GMDC noted that Davis’ experience includes a broad food retailing background, covering both the GM and health/beauty/wellness categories. He also serves as the