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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

Retailer/supplier exchanges evolve into something better

Retailer/supplier exchanges evolve into something better

At the turn of the millennium, the extended retail business was aglow with technical and operational possibilities. The internet was seen as both a platform for selling things and for making the merchandising and fulfillment process more efficient. Data processing power and storage capacity was growing dramatically, so analysis that previously took weeks could be

Food safety: those who want to win will need to invest

Food safety: those who want to win will need to invest

The headlines just keep ­coming: “ConAgra Agrees to Pay $11.2 Million in Salmonella Outbreak” “Two People Die After Eating Raw-Milk Cheese Made in New York State” “Brazil’s Largest Food Companies Raided in Tainted Meat Scandal” “3,300 Children Hospitalized After Food Poisoning” And those are just in the last few weeks. Concurrent with the ongoing deployment